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Friday Double Feature: Voice-Overs

Above: Today's image has absolutely nothing to do with the movies discussed below. I just like to have images at the start of my posts, and this was some fun I had with the brush pen one night doing quick memory sketches as I watched TV (i.e., I let the TV continue running and try […]


Week of Fabulous Hair: Hair as Character

Above: A sketch of Sarah Crowden's hair supports her character as an aging musician. In a 8.25 x 10.5 inch Hand•Book journal. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and 15mm Montana Acrylic Marker. In the movie "Quartet" actress Sarah Crowden has gray hair pushing out orange while she plays an aging musician at a retirement home. The […]


Week of Fabulous Hair: Hair As Power

Above: A sketch of Diana Vreeland with her Geisha-like do. 8.25 x 10.5 inch Hand•Book journal. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Montana Acrylic Marker. This week I'm taking a look at hair dos, which always attract my attention. And I'm sharing some pieces from my test journal of a Hand•Book Journal. Later I'll post a […]


A Movie Marathon—Or What To Do When You Have the Flu—OR There’s Only So Much Chicken Soup You Can Eat

Above: Self-portrait made while standing in front of the bathroom mirror. I used a Pentel ColorBrush with black, dye-based, watersoluble, fugitive ink. It's in my 8 x 10 inch Hand•Book journal which I will have much more to say later because It's my last journal of the year and I've been testing it and the […]


Fun Stuff on TV and Streaming Some Movies

Left: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch with Montana markers for color, and a white Sharpie Poster pen. In my 8.5 x 11 inch (approx.) Japanese lined journal. I've been having some entertaining times this fall watching TV and streaming movies. Since this is always the time of year I hole up in my house and […]

Beauty Is Embarrassing: A Documentary about Wayne White

Above: The trailer for "Beauty is Embarrassing." Find the trailer on YouTube if this embedded version doesn't work.  Readers of my blog know I have a love-love relationship with my Roku. I stream videos from Amazon Prime (and get two-day free delivery on my book purchases). While adding titles to my watch list the other day […]


The Ghost Army—Sketching in Extreme Situations

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Some Short Films from J.C. Myers

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A Tip and Two (or Three Depending on How You Count) Conversations

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Favorite Art Tools from the Members of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective

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