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Lisa Klow
Bloomington, IN
Scribbly Journaling Painter
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Looking back on the BFA Figures, especially since realizing that my inability to speak out is the thing that has been hampering me for so long, I can now see the restraint in my artwork. It was marvelous the way... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Lisa Klow
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I have been doing a lot of crafty stitching since December, mostly making felt flowers for my best friend's wreath. My stitching is my calming non-art activity. I posted these pics in December on Twitter: I created a leaf pattern... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I am not a painter. I am giving up paint. I still didn't get it in this post. I began writing the draft of that blog post asserting I AM NOT A PAINTER. And then I backtracked. I just couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I recently took pictures of the set of 18 6"x6" figures that I did during my BFA program in 1989. These are the only ones I kept. While waiting for prints to be made from the slides of my BFA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I was waiting to do another Planks on the Bridge post until I finished the felt leaves I prepped, but I have yet to begin sewing on them. So here are some pics through the rest of the Childhood Journal.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I was still taking upper level art classes, still changing my imagery. I drew and painted an odd flower image from a dream. I had several drawings in my sketchbook as well as a big painting. I swear I left... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Sister B. visited Atlanta. Into 1988 I continued with my upper level art classes. I painted abstractly. I worked through a lot of ideas. When they didn’t work out to my satisfaction, I changed and tried something else. I never... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Button Winter Quarter 1987 I took Life Drawing, which I loved. Professor R. was the Life Drawing professor. He was a really good teacher. My drawing wasn’t great, but I did learn a lot. And I loved being in the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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In 1985 we moved into a new apartment. Griffin cried at the door when we left every morning so we got Mooshie as a kitten, at the same mall pet store where we got Griffin. Griffin and Mooshie kitten We... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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J. was only at Emory for a year before transferring to Georgia State University, which is in downtown Atlanta. I started at GSU as a freshman in 1985. I was going to start the year before but I missed a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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After we crashed our lives in Evanston and were packing up to move, I was sorting photos (the big Purge) and I ran across this photo of me at age 19, taken after the holidays in December of 1983. When... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I lived in Atlanta for 12 years, from 1983 (when I was 19) until 1995 when I moved to Memphis to go to grad school. I have the Atlanta years divided into 12 blog posts, but not divided evenly by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Symon in the Snow 18x24 This was a moment about two years ago. I have sketched this moment many times, but it has taken me awhile to find my footing again with my artwork. This was February of 2012. After... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I wanted to work really BIG for my upcoming artwork series, but I didn't know how to do this with my limited means and limited space. I want to work really BIG like I did in either of my degree... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Winter Blues. This Winter has been relentless. Storm after storm after storm. IU closed for two days, which is unheard of. Ice! So much sleet, freezing rain and ice! This is now Indy's snowiest winter on record, topping 1981-82 (and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Me at 19 I am writing and sorting my Atlanta notes. It will take several blog posts to cover the 12 years I was there. Button, Griffin (tabby) and Mooshie I will be going over my undergraduate artwork as well.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Symon in the Snow I have tried to be a painter. Oh, have I tried to paint. But it always turned into such a mess. I cannot turn paste on the end of a brush or a pool of liquid... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Dancing on February 14, 2014 for One Billion Rising Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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More dancing for One Billion Rising My father died in 2003, of complications after open heart surgery. He was 79. This happened just after we moved from Seattle to Springfield, Misery. I didn’t want to wait until I get to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Seven weeks at the end of Junior year was not enough time to make friends. I did meet a few people, including J. who would become my best friend (and still is). Band wouldn’t fit into my schedule so I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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In the Spring of 1979 (9th Grade) we moved to Lancaster, PA. This was the hardest place to make friends. Most of the kids there had known each other since kindergarten. I don’t remember if I was in band in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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We moved back to the Chicago area and everyone in Mom’s family thought I was my sister B. I was 12. She was 24. I didn’t know anyone. I felt like an outsider. Sister M. lived in Chicago but didn’t... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Brownsville was a great big Clusterfuck. When we first arrived I learned the term ‘Snowbirds’ which means old people from up North who spend the winter in Texas. This didn’t make me want to live there. We were a half-hour... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Lisa Klow