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Happy New Year 2016!

Above: A shorn sheep, resting in a jacket before showing at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. Sakura Pigma Sensei 03 with Schmincke Pan Watercolors on cream THSaunders/Waterford 140 lb. Hot Press Watercolor (9 x 12 inches). Each New Year’s Day I like to do a little bit of everything I love. I see it as […]


My 2015 End-of-Year Evaluation and Wrap Up

Above: 11 x 15 inch sketch on cheap ("I'll fall apart if you put wet media on me like you're trying to do" Paper), with Pentel Pigment brush pen and Pentel Dye-based brush pen with water. Selfie, showing my painting shirt, sketched while standing before a mirror in the bathroom. I was sketching Dick on this […]


Fear of the Blank Page

Above: Phyllis, at 94, one year into taking up watercolor painting. I made this sketch while sitting next to her as she painted. I chatted with her teacher and sketched. Phyl has a look of complete concentration on her face. She is looking deliberately. She is marking deliberately. When she finishes she doesn’t fuss. She […]

Exercise and Journaling (or Creativity for that Matter): Setting a Goal for Change in 2014

This summer, after a print-making demonstration, a young woman approached me with a question. "Can you say something about how important exercise is, or its impact on creativity…" she stumbled in the forming of the question. "You said, it was in Ricë Freeman-Zachery's Creative Time and Space." Frankly I don't remember what all I talked […]


Project Friday: Dealing with Interruptions and Chaos—The Reality of Creativity

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