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Using Your Journal to Ask Questions

A journal is for asking questions. You can ask visually, and you can also ask written questions. To me, often the most interesting thing about my journal pages is not what I drew on the page or what I noticed as I went through my day and captured visually, but the questions and thoughts I […]


Commercially Made Journals—Hand•Book Journals: An Updated Review (Part 3)

Above: Pentel Pocket Brush Pen sketch in my 8.25 x 10.5 inch Hand•Book journal. Pink Montana marker for background with washi tape on the left side. (And no I wasn't sick yet. I didn't get sick until the 21st. I'm just silly in my journal sometimes. Today is Part 3 of a 4-part review of Hand•Book […]


Week of Fabulous Hair: Hair as Character

Above: A sketch of Sarah Crowden's hair supports her character as an aging musician. In a 8.25 x 10.5 inch Hand•Book journal. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and 15mm Montana Acrylic Marker. In the movie "Quartet" actress Sarah Crowden has gray hair pushing out orange while she plays an aging musician at a retirement home. The […]


Week of Fabulous Hair: Hair as Implacable Force

Above: A sketch of Sinead Cusack sporting great, broad wings of hair, in 8.25 x 10.5 inch Hand•Book journal. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Montana Acrylic Marker. How could Sinead Cusack not attract my attention. Here in a sketch from my test journal of a Hand•Book Journal (which I'll post a full review on in […]


Happy New Year—Use the Small Moments for Sketching

Left: First pepper sketch in a quick 3-part series done one morning in December while I was recovering from the flu. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen in an 8 x 10 inch Hand•Book. A quick 3-minute gesture sketch of the pepper I was going to cook for my breakfast. My first New Year’s Day while writing […]

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