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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 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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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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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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A Lot of Attitude Going on There

Above: From a TINY journal I made with paper I was testing (Rives lightweight—too light for much of anything really, but it is fun to sketch on it in pen). I think the pages are about 4 inches square. (It’s across the room so I’m not going to go measure it right now. The notes […]

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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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Elder Care: The Hardest Job I Have Ever Had—And a Book Recommendation

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Sketching in the Dark

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An Update on What’s Been Happening Lately…

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