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In Context: A Little Doodling

You’ll remember that in December I was trying to finish a couple journals so I could count the pages in my yearly total. By the start of December I knew that unless something drastic happened I would have no problems meeting that goal. Everything was progressing at a rational (i.e., no long sessions of drawing, […]

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In Context: Beyond Likeness

I make a lot of notes about the blog posts I want to write. A couple days ago I drew this cat. One of my notes was sitting there on my desk.  Together they seem to say succinctly what I wanted to say about “why draw?” and the search for likeness in portraits. I’ll stop […]

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In Context: Bull’s Eye

 

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In Context: Thoughts from My Conversations

  Sometimes I write down whole conversations, sometimes I write snippets. They always remind me of things I’m considering. I’ve been back trying to salvage my scan archive. A little bit of memory lane.

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In Context: Regrets?

  I certainly don’t regret using one of the last pages of a defunct and beloved watercolor paper to sketch only in ink…but you can click on the image and see in context what I do regret.

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In Context: Showing Up

My page text is about showing up; click on the image to read it. It’s something I wrote independently from the sketch, but as so frequently happens in journaling, they relate to each other. But as artists we need to remember it’s our job to look at everything and find some thread of empathy and […]

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In Context: Don’t Drop a Book on Your Head!

The text on the page says it all. Have a happy, healthy New Year. And don’t drop a book on your head!

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British Baking—More Amazing Hair

Another sketch showing the amazing hair of baker Rochica (I hope I’ve got the correct spelling of her name) from the Great British Baking Show.   Today find someone with extraordinary hair and capture that person in your journal. Enjoy his/her/their presence in the world—they are a gift. 

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In Context: I Love a Bit of Marigold

In a scribbly mood. But it wasn’t enough, I still had to move some paint around. Uni Posca Markers scribbled down, black brush pen on top, and marigold gouache (Holbein, because I like to use it for backgrounds). Handbook 140 lb watercolor paper, in the 5 x 8 inch (or so—it isn’t in front of […]

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In Context: Where Are You Steering?

The page text is today’s text. But if you need a hint: Think—intention.

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