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CR Is My Best Life Model

  Dick always goes to see his parents on Saturday. I like to go on different days during the week so that they get lots of visits. Sometimes I go with Dick because I will cut CR’s hair, or I’ll go get Phyllis (she’s on a different floor) and bring her down, so they can […]

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Family, Memory Loss, Design, and Fall Cycling

Above: Quick sketch of Phyllis sitting, Sensei Pen and Montana Acrylic Marker on Arches Text Wove (Velin) in a 7 x 5 inch handmade book. (Look over on the left and head and tail of the book so you can see the fun decorative paper I made with gold sparkles.)Click on the image to view […]

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Phyllis at Bingo

Above: Verso page a small decorative statuette seen earlier in the day (I don't know why there isn't a time on it—I suppose I was called in from the waiting room quickly). Recto page—Phyllis playing bingo. I arrived and she was already in the midst of the games and given a choice she wanted to […]

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Some Ideas Get Lodged in Your Head: Working in Series—and On Being Dangerous

Above: A a warm-up page spread from a smallish, 5 x 7 inch journal I made with Arches Text Wove (Velin). I've been carrying this journal around because it is small and doesn't add to the bulk of what I usually have to carry. Click on the image to view an enlargement. This week I'm […]

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Phyllis Fights Perfectionism and Doesn’t Even Break a Sweat

Above: A sketch of Phyl while she colors—she likes to hold the book in her lap, not on her desk. Pen and watercolor in the Moleskine Sketchbook I was recently testing. Click on the image to view an enlargement.The sketch is from May, but today's post is about something that happened Wednesday while she was […]

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A Happy Lunch with the Honeywell Engineers

Above: The missing award, engraved to C.R. (Dick) Stone. Front and back composite. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Sometimes things go missing from your home. It’s not always clear about how this happens. You don’t have to be elderly to have this happen. Some time ago C.R.’s Sweatt Award went missing. Five years […]

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Some Things I’ve Learned About Aging

Above: A quick ink and watercolor sketch of Phyl as she colors in her adult botanical coloring book. (She likes one from Lisa Congdon—and frankly I think Lisa’s are the best as the images are NOT psychedelically rendered with minute spaces too small for elderly eyes to color in. Besides having nicely sized shapes they […]

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Roz and C.R. Ride in an Ambulance

Above: Graphite sketch of C.R. in the hospital—on the new whiter, more absorbent (not that it mattered with graphite) Moleskine Sketchbook paper. Sketch in a 5.25 x 8.25" approx. Moleskine Sketchbook. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Tuesday was a difficult day for C.R. We had a long trip to the ear doctor […]

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Testing a New Commercially Bound Journal While Out With the Folks

Above: Busy day with the folks. There are sketches and notes on the page from the visit to CR's eye doctor, but later in the day I sat and colored with Phyl—well she colored in her coloring book and I sketched. For some reason I started on the same spread, but that meant the coffee machine […]

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April Is Almost Here…

Above: I'm not the only one attracted to the odor of the sizing in Arches watercolor paper. Des had to come over and check out the stack of cut watercolor boards Monday afternoon. He is very curious. I didn't have the heart to tell him they were for a project he's not involved in. Click on […]

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