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I think the title of today’s post says it all, “Why Not Blue Stubble?” It seemed like a good decision at the time and I’m standing by it.
I’ve been thinking a lot about humor lately, and the need for it in daily life. I try to get as much humor in my life as possible. Sometimes the only way it is possible is to find it on TV. Everyone knows I love improv. I watch and rewatch episodes of “Whose Line Is […]
If you’ve got some free moments, sit and draw as fast as you can. I no longer have close vision so it’s fun just to try and capture things on the page without glasses. Distance vision for me is crisper but also blurred. I was probably watching Project Runway or some fashion movie last year […]
Are the proportions right? Nope, but I like to work directly in ink. I think a little wonkiness makes it fresh. (9 x 12 inch brush pen and watercolor sketch.) I think using flat brushes helps take the fussiness away and also adds to the wonkiness. Let go and let your sketches be […]
I have spent years telling students that there is no perfect paper. There is no perfect pen. That’s still true! Why write today that there is a right pen with the right paper? Because sketching, if you’re going to do it all the time, should be, in fact needs to be, fun. And one of […]
Lately I’ve found that because I always see double I have been spending a lot of time thinking about “the single line” and what is the minimal amount that you can do with line. Dogs are a useful subject to practice these theories on. Paper matters so much in this exploration. In the second image […]
As the month draws to an end this page spread jumped to mind. Let’s enjoy the silliness of advertising campaigns and the wisdom of Miss Marple; both have a take on the best way to go forward.
In the above page spread, in the field of orange color on the verso (left) page, you’ll see the conversation I had with Dick about one change which I would like to make, but know in my heart of hearts I won’t make. Journals are great for capturing a perspective of our lives and dealing […]
“What Are You Waiting for? Go Ahead Paint on Note Paper” pretty much says it all. Here’s a spread from one of my green lined journals. You can find non-art journals in any bookstore on earth—typically with botanical sketches or pink covers that will appeal to 16 year old girls. (Well actually to […]
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