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i zipped over to koreatown early this afternoon for some korean fried chicken. heading through mid-wilshire towards KyoChon on 6th street. i could have, but didn't stop at macarthur park to see if donna summer's cake was still left out... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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i highly recommend drawing strawberries. on a friday. right before the start of a 3 day weekend. highly. i'll be spending lots of time in stockholm in the coming weeks. also a rare and special opportunity to visit the west... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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writing & drawing. sitting & thinking. right here at my window on the world. it's where i'm at most afternoons after school. meanwhile in the classroom after school this is happening. the final lesson of the year. ART is fun... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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great scott! is that a pineapple?! yes, it is. i saw it at the market. by the time i reached the checkout someone had put it in my cart. i think my alter ego. or my super ego. or my... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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oh loretta i envy your ability to read & enjoy so many books at once! it’s all i can manage to read my pile of new yorkers with a novel thrown in for good measure. of course there’s also all the online reading of articles/blogs/newsletters. your books all sound so good. must check out Paris Stories! among others….
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I just finished The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy. If you read the story, you'll understand when I say that as I read I imagined Mama Moss with a nice French volunteer helping her to write one last letter.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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hey you crazy cats! this is just a quick dispatch to say: IT'S RAINING. and there's real thunder & lightening & giant raindrops pinging off my porch awning. plus... THE PATH bloomed! also both heaters are on. i'm diving under... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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Connie, Cantonese is the primary language for most of the parents. But some also speak Mandarin and 5 or 6 different dialects of Chinese. Most I’ve never heard of! It’s all very interesting. Nearly all of the children were born here in the U.S. and speak English. The Mandarin program has hispanic, black, white, cambodian, vietnamese children in it also, not just the chinese students. How cool is that?
Toggle Commented May 14, 2015 on salt & peppah at Dispatch From LA
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this is the first in a series of daily catboy watercolors i'm not going to do featuring one of my extremely intelligent cats, wyatt earp. sometimes just thinking about what's possible is good enough for me. i don't have to... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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Caroline, get the heck outta here! i would be delighted and i can’t wait to see it. YES x 1000 -mary ann
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ha ha ha ha!!! jan - those were rules for our puberty discussions. that one is: -no slang to describe body parts - top one that’s not visible is: -no teasing or joking- i gave them each a booklet and told them to take it home and get all of their joking and laughing OUT about it first, before we discuss. one kid came in the next day and when i asked if they learned anything new he said, yeah! …. VAGINAS!
certainly nini! i have a micro nikkor 60 mm 1:2.8G AF-S lens. the flowers are so otherworldly up close. have fun!
Toggle Commented May 11, 2015 on the macro world at Dispatch From LA
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the macro lens shines a bold light on hidden worlds in the garden. i went out this morning and was hypnotized by all the natural shades of neon. the very top shots are flowers from a lush spreading succulent. i... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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as the school year rapidly deflates, so goes my energy for extracurricular activities in my sketchbook. still, i did manage to do a bit of play and exploration this week. with copics as in the oak branchlet above... with gouache... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i present a few scenes from sunday's epiphyllum society show down in the palos verdes peninsula. the flowers were dazzling. i was excited to add some oranges, a yellow, and more purple/reds to my collection. the society had unrooted leaves... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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ooohhh thanks inga! can’t wait to have a look...
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i leaped out of bed this morning in my characteristic high-energy way, sprinted to my jalopy, and sped off to the south coast epiphyllum show. this post is not about that. although, i will share photos from that event posthaste!... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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hi! it's that time of year. the epiphyllums (also called epi-cactus or cactus orchids) are beginning to bloom and lordy, are they ever showy! my rods and cones are receiving massive doses of stimuli. a fact: the white epis I... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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Here's what's on the menu: sketchbookery AND notes from students transcribed exactly as written: (remember THIS from last week?) I wish my teacher knew... I am afraid to speak in front of the whole class. I might have AdHd. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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gouache scenes from the last couple of days. you know how i like to get my mind in a hamster wheel stuck on one thing! unlike some people i only have one hamster wheel inside my head though, not 6.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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meredith, OF COURSE it’s written first. in roughdraft form... then it’s published by typing on the computer. i’m pretty sure upper grade elementary (11 y.o.)kids have been typing up papers whether on typewriters or computers for the last 50 years… no worries about the decline of western civilization, all writing begins the old fashioned way with pencil and paper.
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let there be rain! and rain orbs and rain chandeliers and frosty rain spritz covering every leaf on every plant in every garden in this dry dry dry city. i love it when my orders are followed to the letter.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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in the little classroom in chinatown we've been creating pop-art (roy lichtenstein) inspired self-portraits. making all the dots is sort of mesmerizing. in the reading department, i finished reading HOLES and started on the lemony snicket series of unfortunate events.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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oh boy! the school year is speeding to a close. 43 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes, and 15 seconds left to be precise. yes. there's an app for that! i feel it's only right to reveal that my leave of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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Skategirls of Kabul in pictures by photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson. See more pics HERE. Behold! Evidence: Of crazy beautiful GIRLS skateboarding in Kabul, Afghanistan. They aren't permitted to ride bikes so they skateboard. Glimmering eyes, posture strong, feet on the ground.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Dispatch From LA