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More Fun Hair from the Great British Baking Show

Yep, not finished yet—on this season Guiseppi had great hair too. On another note—I wish Paul had listed at least 10 reasons for meringue failing. I have never had a failed meringue—but my experience with them has been limited to making Baked Alaska in the 1980s. I’m about to embark on more meringue adventures and […]

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British Baking—More Amazing Hair

Another sketch showing the amazing hair of baker Rochica (I hope I’ve got the correct spelling of her name) from the Great British Baking Show.   Today find someone with extraordinary hair and capture that person in your journal. Enjoy his/her/their presence in the world—they are a gift. 

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In Context: Trying to Catch Up…

I’ve been relocating my studio and trying to unpack and organize. I think I’m getting to the end then I see another box, and behind that another box. Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t leave most of those boxes in storage. But right now I can’t go there mentally. I need to keep opening and […]

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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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Excitement over Lard

You’d think it was a slow day from my excited comment about lard on this journal page. It’s wistfulness. I bought two types of lard from “Fat City.” They reached expiration date (even stored in the freezer!) because I didn’t have the kitchen space to set up to make some savory pies, during this downsizing […]

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Studies: Observing the Subject Over and Over

Studies are something all visual artists do, pretty much every day.  Studies are about cementing the observation of a subject into a visual approach you can apply to your paper or canvas. But studies don’t always happen before you make a more finished piece. On this page spread, which is in a Canson 180 Sketchbook […]

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Journaling Predictions and Creative Momentum

Even after all the decades I’ve kept a journal I am still amused by the lack of accuracy in its (i.e. my) predictions.  Constantly surprised in humorous ways how things don’t turn out as I suspect. Always amazed at how the conscious mind might be working at something and all the while the mind’s creative […]

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Warming Up: Sketching Mullets

All hairdos are interesting to me because they are expressions of the individual and how he wanted to be perceived. I have to say next to 18th century wigs mullets are the hairstyle most fun for me to sketch. Did you realize that there are now “modern” mullets? All sorts of variations? I’ll leave you […]

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In Context: I Invent a New Game for Two Or More

You can read the text on the page spread if you click to enlarge it. As to the brush and ink wash sketch—I was watching the Great British Baking show that evening.

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Why I Do What I Do: Still More on Watching TV…

Sometimes I watch TV just so I can sketch Ryan Stiles—because he makes me laugh and laugh, and laugh. (At the time of this post American episodes of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” can be seen on HBOMax.) And because, while he doesn’t have a beard, and his hair style has stayed basically the same […]

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