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i rolled out of bed and rolled into my car. then speeded off to the park. the brothers johnson sang to me all the way. strawberry letter 23. rainbows & waterfalls ran through my mind. oooo oooo oooo wooooo purple... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dispatch From LA
a real bunny? NO WAY. i am a bunny lover not a bunny killer. nevah evah evah!!!
sharon i bow to your comparison. i adore nathalie lete. although she has that “naive style she has an practiced eye for proportion and has an innate sense of the shape of things. alas my birds are quirky due due to my developing hand-eye coordination. nevertheless i accept the compliment!!
hey lisa, thanks! i used a thin paint brush and blue gouache to draw the birdies
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still playing around with the iphone 6 camera. i notice the close-up shots are a lot better quality than the far away ones. the cat paw shots are excellent. succulents. right on! visitors with hammers. a little grainy. since october... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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it's friday for us working stiffs of the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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a giant cardboard box from wisconsin arrived on my porch the other evening. inside, treasures from a faraway farmhouse. at the very bottom of the box a big ole record of attendance book. look at the names of those dear,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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i'll just be here. using my ultramarine gouache & a paintbrush to "sketch" flowers. a bird may make an appearance. maybe the sneaky hummingbird-nectar-stealing oriole that visits every year at this time. i spotted him flashing his golden wings in... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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have you seen TAMMY? i watched it the other day and loved every minute of it. it's silly, but hilarious and wonderful. melissa mccarthy is wildly funny. i caught it on HBO, but netflix probably has it. if you have... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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i'm still in the honeymoon phase with my iphone. one of my fav things is reading on it with my kindle app. it's so much easier to maneuver than reading on my ipad! i'm searching for a good app for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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I present the marvelous Zandra Rhodes, pioneering fashion & textile designer... and her sketchbooks. Tutorial 1 Zandra Rhodes: Using sketchbooks from UCA Learning Technologists on Vimeo. It's rare nowadays that I see something on the vast interwebs that is so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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after resisting the siren song of the iphone for a loooong time...i finally Got One. i got a pedometer app and realized with dismay, that while i thought i'd been logging 40 or 50 thousand steps and 20 flights of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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these days i come home from school and draw a quick & quirky bird or two. sometimes while i'm listening to the news. they aren't masterpieces and don't need to be. just a little something before collapsing into bed. hastily... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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what's shakin? i just ate a cadburry cream egg. and had a facetime art session with my sister. i also drew some birds. what else is new? pulled over a few weeks ago and drew a neighborhood house with a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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jan i couldn’t agree more! it’s idiotic to design a school with interior rooms that have NO windows and no controls for air. the big minds at the top like to focus on the really important things like testing and surprise GOTCHA visits. fortunately my regular classroom has giant windows and plenty of air with a handy dandy fan switch.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on exaggeration & flattery at Dispatch From LA
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around 6ish p.m. scattered raindrops hit the ground. i could smell the rain, but it was a weak little front. this is what the sky was doing around 7ish p.m. i sat in front of the window and watched the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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this week while my chickadees are at science camp i am subbing in a 2nd grade classroom at the same school. oh the drama and glory of the 2nd grader! everything is magnified. intensified. injustice lies around every corner! someone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i am here! i am painting birds! i acquired some new gouache colors which please me! more later! i am getting ready for sunday facetime art session with sister! brown sugar, my tropical hibiscus, sends her regards. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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last night the neighborhood was awash in the most magnificent white light. it was positively supernatural. i rushed outside for these photos. at dusk all the lights twinkle on one by one in the dark hills above and below me.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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hi lynn, they are gouache!
jan those wonderous black rosettes (one of my favs) are called Aeonium arboreum black Zwartkop
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2015 on the february garden at Dispatch From LA
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sister & i just finished another long art making session on facetime. it's fun, that. a long stretch of uninterrupted sketchbookery. art making with another person seems to do a good job of keeping my focus on what i'm doing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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lili that is opera rose /daniel smith….
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2015 on a final brilliant thought at Dispatch From LA
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the winter garden is exuberant. we've had more rain than last year at this time and it shows. everything is budding & blossoming. some of the succulents are trying to become giants. the sky looks like this: flotillas of clouds... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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how i neglected to post every last one of my sketchbook pages from the palm springs art retreat is beyond me and it would be misguided not to share every one of my masterpieces with you. someone print that sentence,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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