Category Archives: graphite

VSW (Short for Virtual Sketch Walk): Amsterdam

A virtual sketch walk is one in which you never leave your chair.  The opposite of urban sketchers, which is all about sketching your environment from real life, as a virtual sketcher you are sketching from your own, another person’s … Continue reading

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Kursuwa Stad Aluminum Pencil Caps

Life was not civilized before the Kursuwa Stad Aluminum Pencil Caps came into my life.  No more broken tips on my pencils in my purse. No more graphite coming off my soft leads. HOW COOL IS THAT? I bought mine … Continue reading

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IFJM 30: Rome, Our Last Day

April 30 From my journal:  “Hard to believe it is our last day.  We thought to go to Vatican City, but we saw the lines and decided, another trip. . .  and back to Castel Sant’ Angelo, or the Roman … Continue reading

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IFJM 29: Genoa to Rome, A Slow Drive on the Coast

April 29 From my journal:  “Last day in Genoa, and we wandered into the Mercato Orientale . . . a well-kept tourist secret.  We wandered the stalls, bought more chocolate (we ate what we bought in Nice — oops!), bought … Continue reading

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IFJM 25: Old Port, and Being Tourists in Marseille

April 25 From my journal:  “Poked around Old Port, because this was a possible place E & M could be.  We shopped, finally, for gifts for Ruth and Family: soaps, chocolate.” “Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.” … Continue reading

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IFJM 19: Montpellier, Closer to the Camino

April 19 “The only valuable thing is intuition.”  Einstein From my journal, our vision, as this journal is writing/painting us into our new life: “Our dream is to finish the book together within twelve months. On Sundays after yoga or … Continue reading

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IFJM 15: Horses and Bulls and Flamingos, Oh My!

15 April “Gardian House Carmargue Region” From my journal:  “Maybe it’s France.  We’ve had a shift in travel schedules . . . languid!  Took time for our lovemaking, and then a heavenly very French breakfast and favorite breakfast. . . … Continue reading

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