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Lojong 43: Observe these even at the risk of your life, part 2

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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#18 on the Top Sketch Websites!

Top 50 Sketch Websites & Blogs For Sketchers & Artists Woot!  I made #18 on the top sketch blogs for sketchers! I am not usually interested in awards but this is comparing me with some people who I think are … 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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IFJM 12: Travel Parma to Genoa

12 April 2015 “San Sisto Church.” “It is hard not to see into the future, faced with today’s blind architecture — a thousand times more stupid and revolting than that of other ages. How bored shall we be inside.”  Andre … Continue reading

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IFJM 10: Piazza del Duomo

10 April 2015 “I had to add la bella luna!  Took liberties and painted the tower. From the bar on Str. Duomo looking toward Cattedrale di Parma.  How did this look in the 17th century?” 8am From my journal:  “Our … Continue reading

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IFJM 9: Home, Palazzo Della Pilotta

9 April 2015 “Palazzo Della Pilotta [River side or Front]” 9:30am From my Journal: “Today we are going to see E’s home as it might have been in the 17th century.  The renderings this page are of her home . … Continue reading

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USk: Montavilla Sewing Center and DEQ

Mitchell sews on machines; I do not.  I used to follow him around for a while at the sewing centers and drive him crazy behaving like a five-year-old, then go sit with the husbands waiting for their wives. Now I … Continue reading

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USk: 17th and NW Davis

I’ve approached these buildings, which are part of the St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception complex, dozens of times.  Needing a break from bidding I stole away to sit in the car (easier to lay watercolors out) and do … Continue reading

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Holiday Images

A challenge, accepted.  I had fun doing several trees and ornaments! Messy Messy Merry Merry! And a day of painting in our pajamas, eating sinful treats, and curling up for naps. My kinda holiday! May yours be peaceful and bright! … Continue reading

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Watercolor Pencils, Ho-Hum

I was challenged to use a tool I have but am not fond of for a week, and to figure out why I never reach for it; mine was watercolor pencils. I have a mess of them that I bought … Continue reading

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75 Day Challenge: Gads what day??? 41!

Brenda Swenson has a drawing challenge to draw every day for 75 days. We are supposed to use a black or blue pen, but I know I will not do that one. Still, I play along because challenges are fun … Continue reading

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Anyone Doing the 44th Worldwide Sketchcrawl?

I will be out in Portland doing my first sketchcrawl! If you want to participate you can register and  look here for groups, but you can also do it yourself on that date, and post images on Flickr.  12 July … Continue reading

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N is for Nicolaides: A-to-Z Challenge

Continuing on with the technique I learned from Gwenn Seemel, I am still very uncomfortable and yet excited by it.  I get lost in it.  It allows me to SEE better –through my fingers attached to a pen — or to … Continue reading

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