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Limited Choices Lead to Successful Projects

  After my post last week about doing creative projects many people wrote in to tell me that they were inspired to start a project. One accomplished artist wrote in to ask advice: Just looking for advice. After listening to the podcast on projects I’ve decided to take up the challenge. Over the years I’ve […]

I  find that even a quick sketch of dogs will bring me out of a funk and get me back to focusing on actions I can take to turn things around. Dogs are about living in the present moment. If we can't live with them (and currently I don't have dogs) we can still remember and learn from them as we draw them. (These are two lovely dogs on Sktchy.)

Protected: Project Friday: How To Deal with Crappy Days in Your Visual Journal

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In Contest—Paper Comparisons

Note: Oops, that’s embarrassing, a typo in the post’s title. “In Context.” To change it now will mess up the permalink. If you are testing papers to see whether you like working on them then it is important that you test all your usual techniques to ensure that the paper will respond in ways that […]

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Warm Ups Matter when Sketching (And Thoughts on Modeling Behavior)

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Creativity Coach Kim Hines at the June 18, 2012 Meeting of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective

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“Stars in My Eyes” by Don Bachardy

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MCBA Visual Journal Collective: What Happened in July

 

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Above: watersoluble colored pencil journal sketch of the crowd at Lake Harriet Band Shell ©2009 Roberta Avidor. Read on for more information about Robert and her artwork.

Monday night was the July meeting of the MCBA Visual Journal Collective. Nineteen journal keepers gathered to share work, ideas, and inspiration. The goal for the evening was for each person to bring artwork that derived from journal work. Wow. I have only one regret. I didn’t take photos as people were talking. I did, however take some notes which I’m going to share with you now, so that you can get a taste for the meeting. (I’ve also asked attendees if they post images of their work on their own blogs or websites to send me a link, and I’ll update those at the end of this post. I've provided links to websites or blogs of the artists involved, when I've known of them.)

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