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Lisa Klow
Bloomington, IN
Scribbly Journaling Artist
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I finally finished the two paintings I have been working on, Open Your Heart, above, and Letting Go, below. Letting Go was finished in December - I just needed to paint the sides of the canvas. I finished Open Your... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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I needed a second collapsible orts box (tutorial here). I have one, but I wanted another one, so I could have one in my small sewing tin and one in my large sewing container. It ended up taking three tries... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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Showing Symon in some of his favorite places. He loves the vantage point from the sliding glass doors in the bedroom. Sometimes he's in Stealth Mode, sometimes not. He loves to nap on the Pooh blanket. Many Twitter friends love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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I tried many things with my artwork that didn't work in 2015, which seems to be how I have spent the past several years, especially since moving to Bloomington. I gave up paint and color and tried to work only... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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2015: Things got better. The beginning of last year was awful. Late 2014 Steve was worried that the machine shop where he worked was going to shut down. My brother recommended a very small machine shop, so Steve interviewed and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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The second thing that I did in Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist Journal was drawing at the movies in the dark. When we saw Star Wars again on New Year's Day. I drew in the notebook during the Previews,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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We both got a copy of Austin Kleon's Steal Like an Artist Journal. I flipped through the journal and I knew that I had to begin with the Obituary. For the part of me that just died, via the grieving.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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I kind of hit a rough patch with my original December Project. But it's okay. I discovered something that I needed to do. FYI STAR WARS SPOILER BELOW! I have been working through Martha Beck exercises for a few years,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Lisa Klow
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I have been reading the painter Eric Fischl's memoir, Bad Boy, My Life On and Off the Canvas. It's been an interesting book to read just now. I checked it out of the IU Library (now that I know how... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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I've had a Secret Project I've been working on, for a Twitter friend. Remember the Rubber Duckies? One of my Twitter friends, Hana, does watercolor paintings of the cats that we post to Twitter. She did the most darling painting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Lisa Klow
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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I stumbled a bit with my December Project. It has changed into something else. I do like having a theme for the month. It's helping me get more done. I'm not ready to write about the new project. Maybe when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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I am testing out my Mobile Blogging. How's it look? This is Symon getting on my sewing patterns. From several months ago. I am (slowly) continuing sewing on my Alabama Chanin test shirt. More pics when I figure out this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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This morning I woke up about ten till 5:00 and had to go down the hall. When I got back in bed, I couldn't get back to sleep. So, rather than toss and turn for an hour, I got up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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Rather than taking photos of my feet, I did a couple of sketches for Where I Stand. Then this evening I did a Mirror Meditation. I sketched myself, with feets resting against the mirror. Lots of writing, sketching, and thinking.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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Okay, newspaper is not what I remember from the 80s. Too thin! But I still made a drawing on it: I rather like her face. The face from yesterday's drawing was nice, too. I also dug out the page where... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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The December Project is Body Month. I will work on the two chapters from the book Inner Excavation by Liz Lamoreux that deal with the body, Chapter 4: I see me, and Chapter 5: I look closer. They both have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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I decided my previous attempts at Suzi Blu Open Your Heart and Day of the Dead pieces were wrong - too small in scale. So they wound up being part of the gigantic Suzi Blu Pilgrimage piece. These are all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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Flora One Flora One is finished. It took a long time to get to this point. I moved her to the bedroom wall. I was waiting until I decided what I wanted to say about her, but I can't think... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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I spent last week gluing old paintings together. Saturday I set up my sewing machine and began sewing over the glued-down seams. Like machine quilting, only more difficult! Wrestling a canvas octopus! I rolled up each edge and then sewed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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We have a new way to make the Cheesy Rice Egg Dish. Remember when we learned to make proper scrambled eggs from Sir Ian McKellen? Well. Just toss those perfect scrambled eggs on top of cheese and rice and call... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Lisa Klow
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Symon being cute: First attempt drawing Symon like I draw my faces: Steve says it looks more like Griffin: Another drawing: And Symon watching me make more Tape Balls: Steve got him to look up: He settled down for a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Lisa Klow