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A Cut Above—Wood Carving Competition Show

Spoiler alert, I’m going to write about who won “A Cut Above” season one. Don’t read if you want to watch a chainsaw-woodcarving composition and be surprised.     First I just have to say I love Adam Beach. He’s a great actor and now we know he’s a great TV show host too—who absolutely […]

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In Context: Thoughts about Memory

Everything has been churned up in my life for the past several years. Covid slowed, to almost a halt, a downsizing that I’m just beginning to see the possible end to. But the last five years have had me also thinking a lot about memory. Then I find myself watching TV and another step of […]

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Compositional Choices in a Journal

I was writing last month about choices on my Patreon blog and my mind keeps coming up with examples even though we’ve moved on. This one is about compositional choice. And we never really move away from compositional choices… First, nope, I didn’t suddenly get tired and give up on the rest of the head […]

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Stubble

Sometimes it is fun to sit down and draw stubble. Lots and lots of stubble. I find this entertaining, and joyful. I find noting the growth direction, the length, the density—all fun. But then I sat in the Bell Museum for a whole afternoon years ago, drawing every line of fur on a deer. This […]

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In Context: Bedtime Rituals

Sometimes, before I go to bed I like to sketch a dog. I miss having the girls around to sketch whenever I want to sketch. And I miss the fun it is to sketch a dog. So I find people on Sktchy who post photos of their dogs. And I sketch them before I go […]

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In Context: Quotations

Reading is a way to have conversations when you’re alone in a room. You and the author, trying to decipher what the characters are …

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In Context: Look and Look Again

Just a peek into one of my journals as I watch a baking show and sketch.  I have the sketches numbered as to order. The first gets at some of the bland but noticeable details, but no likeness. The second goes a bit past likeness and captures something a bit more fun. Giving yourself immediate […]

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One More Thing about Tools Changing the Way We Draw

This is part three of a 3-part series on how our drawing tools change the way we draw. Part one is here. And part two was Monday and you can toggle back to it using the navigation links at the base of this post. I have focused on pens with different tips. You can expand your […]

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Reading Notes–from Delano Ames

What strikes you as important? Memorable? When you hear or read something do you jot it down? I’m always making reading notes. They have absolutely (usually, as now) nothing to do with my sketches on the page. They were just part of the same day. I jot them down, and move on. I do find […]

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Happy Halloween

You can click on the image and read the caption to know what’s going on. I still am impressed with this judge that she put all this make-up on. Even though I find clowns very scary (what with Bozo and John Wayne Gacy and…) sometimes you’re just compelled to draw something. Pre-Halloween, as I mentioned […]

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