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Bright Ideas: Hopeful In Bad Times

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas, Silver Roses

Going back to my Bright Ideas journal for the 365 drawings a day. I love my Platinum Carbon pen but really, the ink is so reflective that it shines in scans and in photos… I don’t like THAT! That is … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 27, Pa’s Bolo

This Official Boy Scout Eagle Bolo was my grandfather’s. Pa would be about 116 now, which dates the bolo to the beginning of the scout’s era, circa 1910.  It has the eagle with the two stars flanking the sides, sitting … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 26, Cal Powell’s Cufflinks

Mid-Century Jade Buddha Swank Cufflinks belonged to Mitchell’s Dad. Swank was popular and now is popular with collectors. Now he will be remembered in my book of all our memories! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 25, Bows

Sterling bow earrings are not quite cute, but awfully playful. Wore them to work — I can barely believe that now! Yes I cut the writing out.  Too personal! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 23, Richard Meier ACME Ear Stickers and Pin

I loved these Richard Meier ACME Ear Stickers (earrings) and pin. Hard to sell, but if I’m not wearing, then it’s time! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon cartridges and Lamy Joy with De Atramentis … Continue reading

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Bright ideas: Inktober 22 Favorite Sterling

I didn’t set out to draw my jewelry, but as I am selling pieces I had them in a basket and began reaching for them for Inktober.  These two are pieces I wore and wore and wore… My mom said … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 21, Rhinestone Beachgurl

I was once a glamour beach-gurl… Now you can’t get me out of comfortable everything! Rhinestone star earrings and the hematite metal and rhinestone star bracelet were not too flashy for an architect in lalaland at that time. Nothing was … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober, 20, Earrings and Necklace

Amethyst / Garnet / Pearl sterling earrings. Choker of gold beads, pearl, garnet and sterling. Jewelry bought separately, yet I always wore them together. From Longview, Colorado and Ashland, Oregon. Anytime I’ve not finished the writing to post publicly it … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 19, King Tut

When King Tut came to Lalaland, I managed to obtain tickets. I was unimpressed by the viewing, but loved the hype and design elements all around the exhibit.  The powder coated metal costume jewelry was the best. From the LACMA … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 15 Star Earrings Too

A second page sits across from the first page of star earrings… These are less architecturally acceptable and much more shit-kicker stars! Gold and silver tone metal, bought for a dollar on Venice Beach! They visited the Palomino Club when … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 14 Renoir Copper Bracelet

My mom had red hair and wore copper jewelry; it may account for my love of coppery colored items. I remember her wearing this bracelet and a copper belt. She was in the hospital when I drew this.  94. She … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 12, 3 Star Earrings

I LOVE STARS! Trust me you will be seeing more of them as I am having fun drawing my earrings from the sell basket!  For awhile, verdigris was in style, and I loved it — copper and turquoise green in … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 9, Sawdust Festival Earrings

The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach was once a truly great craft festival, no commercialism, and cost nothing, then pennies, to enter. I bought these wonderful organic burnished metal earrings with pounded gold which tinkled softly when worn the last … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 2, Pa’s Glasses

How do I let go of family things that no one wants? Draw them! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon cartridges and Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document black ink, White Uniball Signo pen, Fat … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 1, Moneybelt

INKTOBER IS HERE! One of the two challenges I look forward to, this one is drawing every day. It is a great way to tone your drawing skills, play with texture in line-work. For all my love of color, I … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas, Week 9

I sketched these in the Bright Ideas journal, and have begun to pick up whatever color ink I want to use.  Rules are meant to be broken! We didn’t have a lot of money but Christmas was always a lot … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas, Week 8

I sketched these in the Bright Ideas journal, which is becoming a constant companion! Mug Soulmates. I don’t think anyone’s ever spoken of it before. It is a thing! You have to be part of our inner-inner circle to know … Continue reading

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