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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 10 hours ago 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 yesterday 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 3 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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when pam came for a visit yesterday she came bearing gifts. ingrid from sweden, had her deliver some wallpaper to me by way of orvieto, where they recently shared a week of art play. (the paint by number scrap is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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autumn is settling into southern california. mornings & evenings are becoming cooler. i can't wait to try out my new heating system! i'm drinking coffee. wyatt is slung over my shoulder kneading my shoulder as i type this. a playmate... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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i wanted some pictures to go with this post, so i pulled these up from the DFLA archives. i haven't looked at these visual journals in awhile and they inspire me to sit down with a pen and markers and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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dipping my brush in guoache. staring at one of my mesmerizing sailing ships. studying the patterened carpets around here. coloring my gulls. drawing more frames. drinking a bottle of cinammon horchata seasonal ale. reading o' pioneers that totally wasn't on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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photo credit when i heard this song on npr the other morning on my way to work i got tears in my eyes. then the story began of doug seeger's chance discovery by a swedish documentary crew... it's a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
can't wait to paw through the latest from the series! i can just tear stuff out i like to reuse in mine right?
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2014 on Italy travel journals in progress at pamgarrison
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i found myself over at issuu flipping through sketchbooks. these caught my eye for different reasons. see if they don't strike your fancy! the baltic states by cristina urdiales lately i'm crazy about sketches that remind me of children's book... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i've been reading non-stop since my last post, but today i'm poking my nose in another book. the coffee is made, sketchbooks are open, watercolors have been sprayed, pens are out. rustic desert hideaway booked for upcoming weekend under a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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thank you for that avalanche of book recs! i had fun zipping around on amazon and reading the blurbs, downloading the samples, and trying lots of things on for size. i settled on the one above after checking out daniel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
big thanks everyone for the recommendations i have sussed out quite a few that are appealing…will keep you posted. so many good books!
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2014 on the goldfinch at Dispatch From LA
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i started out riveted to the storyline in goldfinch, but round about the 400th page i started to feel like i had boarded a bus to nowhere. it just went on and on and on. i'm committed to finishing it,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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various stages of sketchbookery! sometimes my eyes are bigger than the page. i was sketching in my car with the windows rolled down late this afternoon and a tall catterpuss started meowing and looking in my window. then he jumped... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i present you with the post-eclipse moon shown here at stage 12, which is the official end, "as the moon is completely free of the penumbral shadow." i admit that trying to figure out manual settings the night before the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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michele my belle - click on CAMERA right upper sidebar to see the kind of macro lens i have..
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2014 on strange beauty at Dispatch From LA
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i was poking around in the succulent garden the other day. look what i found hiding beneath the mexican feather grass! this strange beauty. this is the first time this succulent has bloomed. i'll get a pic to show you,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i've sunk deep into the goldfinch, after putting it down for the last 6 months, and i'm not rising for air until it is finished. (no spoilers please) my favored reading spot is outside in the twilight with my twinkle... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i’ll tell you exactly what he was thinking sharon: why the hell did she give me, a gull of my stature, such stubby legs. hmmph!
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2014 on it makes great sand at Dispatch From LA
because i like you, i'm gonna warn you. you can't just eat one. if you go HERE you'll see what i mean! i started with rob carey's sketch video of laguna beach, which is making me think a weekend down... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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tiger's eye genuine watercolor from daniel smith makes great sand. it's a "special" color i was afraid i wouldn't use, but find it's actually quite versatile. it mixes nicely with other colors and the granulating effect is spectacular. in a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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cinnamon horchata ale. you know, to add a touch of celebration to the end of the work week. mmmmmmm... i opened the bottle, grabbed a pen and my sketchbook and had a go at the frames in the FISHBOOK. the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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check out this sketchbook that is over 400 years old! i found it while poking around in the national library of the netherlands. don't you think it might be kind of wonderful to draw some of these frames inside a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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