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my curiosity about a cypress tree led me to the fortuitous discovery of a woman who lived in this cottage (i am staying in) for 50 years until she died at the age of 99! she planted a cypress sapling... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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what a dump! right? this is my command post. from which i do nothing. all day and night long. except stare at the islands. and pull heavy metal chaise lounges down a step and across the lawn at midnight in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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Hi there Kris, They are mostly Daniel Smith watercolors. Some of the colors I used in that top photo…off the top of my head are: quin gold, quin scarlet, perm. red, sap green, natural sienna, perm rose
Toggle Commented Nov 21, 2014 on pie at Dispatch From LA
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while you're putting your bird in the oven i'll just be here staring off into the wild blue yonder. one week's worth of silence & sketching. reading & resting. falling to sleep with the waves. hope you're making happy preparations... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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SKETCHBOOKERY promo new from MAM on Vimeo. I've put together a new promo video for the December session of SKETCHBOOKERY! I added and subtracted a few things and changed the music. Registration begins in about a week. If you want... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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Seven Sisters and their Teacher from David Dutton on Vimeo. "While visiting South Korea last October my mom took me out to visit her art group, who meet outdoors every Wednesday to paint landscapes. The dry river that they are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
joan - that’s the kindle app on my ipad. you can download samples of books to try and see if you like before buying. i do that A LOT as you can see from my screen. love that feature. it’s saved me plenty of dough.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2014 on books glorious books! at Dispatch From LA
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I received this email from Gretchen Gudefin about The Country of the Pointed Firs, which I am now reading. She wrote, Anything by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) . As an up and coming writer at the turn of the 20thC,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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flirting with the planner. got this blank month download from amanda hawkins who also has about a zillion fabulous DIY planner ideas - from handmade covers to inserts. when i went back to google the link for you i came... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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more foolery in my visual journal. i'm in ashley goldberg's paint plan play class where pattern making & background painting have been the focus. i thought i'd share what i've been doing in the class, that i first mentioned HERE.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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marcy in another life i lived in florida. spent much time at st. augustine beach in the 80’s. drove to key west from jacksonville with my sister once. my godmother lives in fernadina beach and i’ve spent time in gainesville & fort. meyers, st. petersburg. also drove over an alligators tail once on some little road - hwy 20 i think...in the panhandle heading towards jacksonville. total accident. the book sounds good! i’ll check it out
Toggle Commented Nov 9, 2014 on November Reads at Dispatch From LA
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It was a still, deep-breathing summer night, full of the smell of the hay fields. Sounds of laughter and splashing came up from the pasture, and when the moon rose rapidly above the bare rim of the prairie, the pond... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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so delicious you'll want to watch it twice. Emily Sutton at Yorkshire Sculpture Park from Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Vimeo. This is one of Emily's richly detailed illustrations. You can see more of her work HERE. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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here's what i did in the desert besides read and stare into space. some quick sketches in zee tiny sketchbook. i'm having fun being a student in ashley goldberg's paint plan play class. i'm one of the art journal spread... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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I walked out past the last house — past the last locust tree — and sat on the fence for a long time — looking — just looking at — the lightning — you see there was nothing but sky... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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by the time i reached the cabin i'd rented in joshua tree friday night, the road there did not look like this. it was black. i was trying my best to read the hand-drawn map i'd scrawled onto the back... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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the sky was doing this about an hour ago. i watched from my art room window. i'm still fooling around like this. rain is on the way. maybe a drop or 2 will splash out of this river of sky... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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pam gave me this board sketchbook a few playdates back. i might have grunted when she gave it to me, certain i would never use it. but i got it out the other day and decided to splash some watercolors... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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what are you talking about sharon? buck is still RIGHT HERE and will love and appreciate the nip v.v. much!
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2014 on i'll put the coffee on at Dispatch From LA
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i've talked before about my love affair with goulet pen company ink samples. here's what i have: beaver is possibly my favorite. but walnut, antietam, and army green are close seconds. i forced myself to get the army green and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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sass, i found this and it looks mighty good! http://www.melskitchencafe.com/peaches-and-cream-cake/
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2014 on i'll put the coffee on at Dispatch From LA
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i woke up to see bands of clouds marching across the sky! a rare and welcome sight that streams hope into the hearts of drought weary angelenos. this is the view from my new desk. where i sit on this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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if you like illustrated books these are a couple that are worthwhile. fabulous in the extreme and excellent ideas for sketchbook pages. meanwhile in san francisco is by wendy mcnaughton. hello NY is a julia rothman book. fascinating reading for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
jennifer i LOVED transparent. so so good. the desk and swivel chair both are from west elm. ordered ‘em online. chair comes assembled and straight to your door then inside your house. easy!
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let me introduce my new living room desk and swivel chair. i am v.v. pleased with both. as you know, moss cottage is tiny. 650 sq. feet of tiny to be exact. little house. big lot. suits me fine. except... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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