Bright Ideas, Week 1

All these images are sketched in the Bright Ideas journal.
I am trying to sketch faster, draw more without an agenda, and also to play again
with colored pencils.  I used to work with them as an architect and it turned me off
to them as an artist — but I want to revisit before I give them away!

W16 4 17 BI NEEDLES 01
A commitment to work with my acupuncturist to clean up from the medications
given to me during and after the surgery one year ago, and to come off the Prilosec.

W16 4 19 BI GANESHA 001
Resin Ganesha had to be one of my first entries into a new journal;
New Beginnings and he is the wise scribe….

W16 4 21 BI STUPID PHONE 01
I love my stupid phone, because it keeps me in the moment and because people cannot text me stupid things and clients cannot bother me when I am not in the studio.
Anonymous messages asking for pricing is not what we are about….
AND, I want to away from technology sometimes!

W16 4 20 BI GLASSES 02
Old glasses were better made than new glasses, whose plastics quickly break down.

W16 4 24 BI MALACHITE BUFFALO 001
Tiny sculptures hold memories; this one of Brooke Medicine Eagle.

W16 4 18 BI KAMALA LOVES HER DADDY 01
Kamala doesn’t hold still, as you ALL know, but caught her as she reached for her beloved.

Bright Ideas multi-color journal with Platinum Carbon pen,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black ink,
White Uniball Signo pen, Fat white Pitt pen, and colored pencils.

W16 3 30 GRATITUDE JOURNAL 001 SQ W15 10 MAY SKETCHBOOK 001 SQ W16 4 21 BI STUPID PHONE 01 SQ MITCHELL'S BUNNY SQ W15 10 MPR DKP STAYCATION OM SQUARE SMALL W15 11 MAY HAIR SQ

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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4 Responses to Bright Ideas, Week 1

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Great sketches Kate, I understand the way that working with something turns you off from enjoying that thing. I hope the pencils make a return, only because I’d hate to see work win.

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    • Thanks Dan.
      Yes. They were used for very specific renderings. I like paint because I get to have the color I want at my fingertips. Pencils (crayons, pastels) limit you to the colors they are. We’ll see as I play with them!

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  2. Fran says:

    Love your drawings and journal page layouts.

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