Perpetual Plant Journal Review

 

Happy New Year - 2020!

One of the many highlights of 2019 has been working in my perpetual plant journal, documenting plants in many different parts of the world.  I love that the journal is a snapshot of the seasons as well as the places I've traveled to.  

Since I started Volume...

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Matching Paper and Pen

With Christmas only a few days away I found myself in my kitchen with counters crowded with ingredients I'd just picked up at the equally crowded grocery store. Rather than put everything away, I started cooking. My mind was on food, not the art tools I grabbed to sketch while cooking.

I...

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Explore a Castle Village in Spain

December 12 - 17, 2019

It's a bit crazy to head off on an artist retreat in Spain right before the holidays.  And ... it might be just the adventure you need to help you survive the joy and chaos of that special time of year with family and loved ones.

This is an opportunity to experience a...

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Sketches from a trip to Wales and England - Spring 2019

 

The short video shows many of my sketches from the Wales/England trip I recently enjoyed.  As I photographed my sketchbooks I noticed that the collection of sketches is different form those I've done on previous trips.  I can see in these sketches that I was less focused.

Usually when...

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Love your sketchbook! The more you sketch ... the better you get!

bookbinding sketchbooks May 29, 2019
 

I'm addicted to making my own sketchbooks.  I can make them any size, use any combination of paper, recycle my favorite shopping bags and boxes, make them thick for home and thin for travel!

 I used old watercolor paintings for the covers of the sketchbooks pictured above. 

You...

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 9 - 1970's

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 9

Sketches from the 1970's

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 10 - Trumpet Parts, Squiggle Drawings and Bathroom Inspiration

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 10

February 2, 2012 to June 6, 2012

Trumpet Parts, Squiggle Drawings and Bathroom Inspiration

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Capturing Moments of Discovery

 

Capturing Moments of Discovery in an accordion journey journal

It's about an hour an a half hike up and over the'Little Skirrid',the smaller hill of Ysgyryd Fach from the shepherd hut at Chapel Cottage Studio in Llanddewi Rhydderch. Rain was predicted for the evening.  I had been...

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 12 - Sketching in Provence - 2014

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 12

Sketching in Provence - 2014

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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Sketchbook Story Time No. 11 - Sketching in Great Britain with Black and Sepia Inks

 

Sketchbook Story Time No. 11

Sketching in Great Britain with black and sepia inks

A few more glimpses into my heart and mind ...

The stories behind the drawings and paintings in my sketchbooks

a few pages at a time.

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