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We Train Each Other Bit By Bit

  Left: CR after his haircut and walk, sitting as still as can be. Ink pen and watercolor on an 8 inch square page in a Seawhite journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement. Sometimes learning happens slowly, without us noticing it. In August after I cut CR’s hair Dick took him for a […]

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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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The Puzzle of Eyebrows

Above: Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Water-soluble color pencil used dry (Indanthrone blue), in an 8 x 8 inch Seawhite sketchbook. Click on the image to view an enlargement. While I’m busy this week coming and going from the Fair I set up some short posts in advance, just to keep in touch. Here’s a little sketch […]

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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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Family Members Often Make the Best Models

  Above: Dark purple Prismacolor Pencil sketch in an 7.5 inch square handbound book containing Nideggen paper. You can clearly see the wavy laid texture in the background and clothing. I love this paper. This is CR, Dick's 94-year-old father, sitting quietly, posing for me. I had just given him a hair cut. It wasn't […]

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Just Checking in on this Long Weekend—Keep Sketching

Left: Sketch of Dick while he was sitting on the couch. 9 x 12 inch sheet of Fluid (block) 140 lb. Hot Press watercolor paper which loves the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (but doesn't do well with washes), and Montana Marker for color. Click on the image to view an enlargement. If you’re reading this in […]

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Some Things Are Uncanny

Above: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen Sketch of Dick lying in bed. (Some text obscured for privacy.) Handmade 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch square Nideggen journal. Click on the image to view an enlargement, and read more about it below. I haven’t been able to get out to the zoo lately to sketch. That means […]

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Heads Up: It May Take a Village To Take Care of the Elderly…

Above: To pass the time in the dental office waiting for CR and Dick to arrive, and then waiting through CR's appointment I do a little sketching in a small 8 x 8 inch journal I made with Nideggen paper. I started with a Staedtler Pigment Liner and then went to the Sensei from Sakura. […]

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Adventures in Eldercare: Where is CR?

Left: After a visit to assisted living as outlined in the "Aftermath" section of today's post, I always walk down the hall to the Aviary and sketch and paint the birds. I find a quick five-minute, or less, sketch like this balances me out, and grounds me enough, so that I can get into the […]

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Fragmentation—The Past Few Weeks in Elder Care, Illness, and Video Streaming

Above: CR napping on top of his bedcovers while he waits for the health team to come to a progress meeting—his progress. He is wasting away in his clothing. When he first got onto the bed he pulled his pant's waistband out and up and said, "Well there's one good thing about all this, I've […]

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