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How Things Line Up

When you post on Instagram your images shuffle over and your whole grid of images, all the way back to your first post shuffle over. Rows change contents. I know there are folks who really plan the organization of their posts so that there is some type of cohesive whole going on. But since my […]

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Don’t Be Limited

    I couldn’t leave a week during which I discussed the use of space on a page, without including this portrait from the end of last year. I’m the queen of running off the page. Not planning sufficiently. This means in my haste I often miss the thing that engaged me most—the base of […]

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Not a Waste of Space

The questions I get most from visual journaling students surround the issue of the use of space on a page or spread. There are a lot of factors that feed the questions, swirl around in the mind and stopping action. I like to remind students that the more they journal the more these questions will […]

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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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More Fun Hair from the Great British Baking Show

Yep, not finished yet—on this season Guiseppi had great hair too. On another note—I wish Paul had listed at least 10 reasons for meringue failing. I have never had a failed meringue—but my experience with them has been limited to making Baked Alaska in the 1980s. I’m about to embark on more meringue adventures and […]

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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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Life Hacks and Westerns

The theme from “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” is being whistled a lot around here lately. Every time I enter a room where Dick is for instance if I’m wearing my shawl. I learned something when I was in the hospital in September—You cannot braid your hair when you have an IV in […]

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Good Costume Design

You know a TV or movie has good costume design when even a crap warm-up drawing conveys a sense of angles and era. Here’s a warm up sketch of “Detective Sgt. Strange” (actor Sean Rigby) from “Endeavour.” The costume lines are so “sixties-in-Britain.” “Endeavour” has ended, but you can still stream it on PBS and […]

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Flood Debris Part 3—Rubber Stamp Masking

From the 1980s until November 2016 I gathered a rather large rubber stamp collection. I used the rubber stamps for mail art and as art tools in my journaling and art. While I gave most of the stamps (and storage boxes and index) to a young stamper in 2016 (in a move I realize now […]

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In Context: Trying to Catch Up…

I’ve been relocating my studio and trying to unpack and organize. I think I’m getting to the end then I see another box, and behind that another box. Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t leave most of those boxes in storage. But right now I can’t go there mentally. I need to keep opening and […]

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