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sketchbook : week 14

sketchbook : week 14

Week 14 in my yearlong sketchbook practice and a brief public service announcement: In observance of Memorial Day I’m taking a break from the my blog routine and there will not be a Big Creative Year post.  I hope if Monday is a holdiay for you it’s lovely, onward, ann

on May 23, 2015 1
textile art bird in progress

my big creative year : the one task method

At any given moment I have a lot of things started. I bounce around working on something for a bit and then move to something else. It is rare for me to start something and stay with it without interruption until it is complete. And even if something is nearly done there might be some […]

on May 18, 2015 13
sketchbook - week 13

sketchbook : week 13

Week 13 in my yearlong sketchbook practice.  It’s odd, and interesting to me, what my brain churns up in these little daily exercises – this week’s themes seem to be domestic and dark.

on May 16, 2015 2
indigo owl progress

on my work table

I’m working on a bunch of things all at once that I hope I can show you finished next week.  That’s the plan anyway – for the last ten days or so I’ve been working differently (p.s. still standing up) and it is having a magical effect….  I’ll tell you all about it on Monday. For […]

on May 14, 2015 3
forest diorama

my big creative year : audacious thinking

Thinking outrageously, hypothetically removing limitations and entertaining wild possibilities is a good creative exercise, a good thinking tool and I use it often to get unstuck or to work through an idea. But applying that kind of thinking to my life and work in a larger way has been difficult. This weekend I spent time […]

on May 11, 2015 8
sketchbook week 12

sketchbook : week 12

Week 12 in my yearlong sketchbook practice. I usually listen to music ( I have middle aged lady solo dance parties all the time) or podcasts while I work but I’ve gotten into the habit of listening to a sound machine app when I do my sketchbook work. And always the same sound – wind in the pines. […]

on May 9, 2015 1
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