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Lisa Klow
Bloomington, IN
Scribbly Journaling Artist
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The Heron image comes from a small moment from Laurel, MD. We were driving to the Greenbelt Metro Station and it was snowing, and I looked into the woods next to the road and saw a Heron coming in for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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Working on my canvas drawings: Also still doing the small sketches: I just take quick pics with my Kindle. Eventually I will scan them properly. The Theme is still 'How Am I Feeling?' The other night I told Symon to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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So, it's the end of the year. I'm not going to post too many links to previous blog posts - they can be found in the Archives. First, here is what I think is my cutest Find the Symon. **Answer... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Pink Beans: Symon LOVES his tunnel, which we bought Christmas of 2013: Symon Carpet Seal: Symon still loves his old shopping bag: Symon loves butter. He comes running when he hears the glass butter dish rattle: Symon shows he's happy:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Here are the Best Find the Symon photos from 2014. ***ANSWERS AT BOTTOM OF BLOG POST AFTER SYMON FACE*** If you can't see where Symon is in the Puzzle Photos, drop me a line and I can draw around the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Holiday Photo 2014 We finally took our holiday photo, after shopping this past weekend. Symon was not cooperating and wouldn't look at the camera. He was squirming a lot. He hasn't wanted to go out for Walkies for months, so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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My mother had a Christmas book from the late 50s or early 60s that I used to love looking at when I was a kid. It's called "The Complete Christmas Book" edited by Franklin Watts, which is also the name... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Change is hard. I know I'm stating the obvious, but since I have been trying to change many things in my life and I seem to be having trouble actually making the changes happen, it's not really obvious just how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Doing some sketching for some new ideas. I am ready to get back to drawing more often, as I did during The Journaling Project. But not pointless scribbling. I am ready to draw with purpose, to tell stories, to express,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Leaving Laurel: I just couldn’t take the grind anymore. The hour-and-a-half one-way commute was wearing me down. My income just barely covered our expenses, without much to spare. We were both paying student loans for the privilege of not working... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Here is the progression of Elizabeth. Elizabeth has been torn down and is the front cover of the Laurel Big Journal: Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Kelsey was based off a quick sketch I did of a young woman I saw on a Metro train. I did that sometimes, after I saw someone I would try to sketch their likeness. Kelsey, too, has been taken off... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Here are some progression photos of my painting that I called Alex. You can see how I did many different things, trying to layer and use Mixed Media. I do still have Alex, but she's been taken off the stretcher... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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This blog post is about the face on wood. I still have this. It is hanging by our front door. I was trying to get used to layering and continuing to work on faces, but, truly, it bothered me that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I tried to do some Art Journaling. This piece is called I Haven't Given Up. I often gave up before I had done enough Mixed Media layering. I was trying to figure out the concept and not give up and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I had forgotten about this until I began looking back at the Laurel blog posts. We bought some furniture before leaving Misery, from a place called Slumberland Furniture. We bought a new bed (still no frame), a couch and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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When you turn 50 you are supposed to get a Colonoscopy. I knew this. I dreaded it. I had to go in for a Dr.'s appointment to renew my prescriptions, and I didn't mention it. I did get grilled on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I went to a Baltimordor art gallery for a presentation by artists. Was completely underwhelmed. Hazel Dooney says the gallery system is 'doomed' and I could see why. Someone took photos and I ended up on a pic on their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I had been following Suzi Blu for maybe a year. I can't remember exactly when I discovered her, but someone online posted a video of hers on their blog and I was intrigued (it was this video). I was fascinated... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I was having some Birthday Angst. There were a lot of negative blog posts that I deleted (complaining and lamenting). I think I saved this one because of links to Carolyn Hax chats and a photo of me with my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Above: an Eagle flew across the road as we were driving out to our friend's for gaming night. Below: still trying to quit The Journaling Project. A scribbly drawing. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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In April we went in to see the Cherry Blossoms again. There are also some pics of the WWII Memorial. My famous Frosted Sugar Cookie recipe. There are several other recipe posts - just click my Recipes category to see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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A scribbled note about seeing a Heron in the snow. On the way to Greenbelt a Heron was landing in the woods, by a creek, its wings spread. And it was snowing. I tried to sketch the image - this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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January was the last year of The Journaling Project. I wasn't able to quit until August. At my job in DC, I often got calls from headhunters looking for Executive Assistants. I got a call from a headhunter about an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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The Star Wars Trailer was released! Of course, the inevitable complaints from people who just need to complain. Stephen Colbert had much to say. SO MUCH. p.s. He saw it in 8th grade - same as me! (He's about a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow