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Protected: Keeping Your Mind in the Present Moment

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A page spread from my Hahnemühle Watercolor journal that I tested. I'll be posting a review soon!

Protected: In Context: Notes, and Lists, and Sketches All Together

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First page spread for 2018—a hardbound journal that is made with Stonehenge Aqua 140 lb. Cold Press watercolor paper. (Journal approx. 8 x 8 inches square.)

Protected: In Context: Snow Piles

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A full spread sketch in the largest Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook. I used a Bienfang Magenta watercolor brush pend to start and did the comb and wattles and area around the eye. A little different approach for me because I usually start with the eye. Then I decided to paint some of the features, add color to the background, and also add some stenciling detail to the background.

Protected: When Do You Stop? When Is A Drawing Finished

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9 x 12 inch Kilimanjaro Watercolor paper journal page. Brush pen and watercolor. The turkey was a yard visitor, the quotation was from a movie I was watching that night. Do they mean anything together? No, but I wanted to get the quotation down as I watched the movie. I knew I wanted to laugh and think about it some more. And I have.

Protected: Journaling Superstition #20: Your Text and Your Image Need to “Make Sense” Together

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Protected: Get Something Down on Paper, Even if You Think You’re Too Close to Your Subject

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Another Eyebrow Update

Above: Here's a quick contour drawing I made of Dick as he sat on the couch in the TV room—for all the folks keeping track of those eyebrows! I was working in the 6 x 8.5 inch Prat FlexBook Sketchbook with the Sakura Pigma Sensei Pen. (Just one thickness, but I did go over the […]

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Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Above: Some pre-lunch sketching with a serendipitous quotation from "Rear Window." There is a tab between these two pages, created when the book was bound and I have digitally erased the tab where it covers part of the right hand page image and text. 8 x 8 inch hand bound book using a now defunct […]

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Tune In for a Free Webinar with Roz Stendahl

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. CST. Diane Gibbs of Design Recharge will be interviewing me about one of my favorite topics—Journaling, specifically fake journaling and International Fake Journal Month. IT’S FREE.

There’s Still Room in the Journaling Class Starting January 12, 2013

See the full post for details and an embedded video.

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