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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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i have developed a sudden interest in an economy of words & images on my sketchbook pages. it will not last. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
carol i think nina is so wonderful!!
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2015 on A Special Friday Treat! at Dispatch From LA
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I was recently introduced to Missy Dunaway's work. Susie left her info in the comments a few posts back. I found myself intrigued by her fresh unique approach to sketchbooking. Entire pages filled with beautifully rendered ink paintings. Landscapes &... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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cortney…is the falls about a couple who get married by the falls and one of them dies? i have a vague recollection and feel like i’ve read it!! some bit also about someone going over the falls in a barrel..? too lazy to google it so i may be way off base. i do love JCO!!! Dead Wake?! sounds good. will investigate…thanks!!
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hi linda! frank baker’s “the birds” was the book that led to alfred hitchcocks film by the same name. i love time travel so i think i better check out “tale for the time being”! thanks for the tip!!
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I simply cannot NOT recommend Miss Hargreaves. Especially if you are prone to making up cockamamie stories about people who don't exist. I myself have a weakness for dreaming up characters so elaborate I often cannot remember if I'm remembering... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i guess it's obvious. i've been bitten in the arse by a gouache bug. don't picture that in your mind. please! who knew how much mileage i'd get out of these grafted cactus i picked up in palm springs? not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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susie i LOVE it, and i mean LOVE it, when i find someone i’ve never heard of before. thanks for that link!
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lori, it’s velvety and gives everything a painterly look which i like v.v. much! if you want to play with it get yourself an inexpensive set and play around with it. i find it’s a steeper learning curve than watercolor, but most enjoyable. SKETCHBOOKERY No. 2 will feature plenty of gouache experimentation!
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2015 on further adventures in gouache... at Dispatch From LA
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48 hours ahead of me to poke around the house and garden and find more things to paint. when i was in amsterdam late 2013, i only brought gouache with me. the ittiest bittiest tubes imaginable. one late afternoon i... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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popping in briefly to share more sketchbookery from the week. what are you doing? do tell all! Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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yes susan, the house pics are using the TOTALLY RAD actions i’ve had for years as part of my PS filters. the art pics are taken with regular iphone nothing fancy… you know what? you can get the PICTAPGO app for ipad and it is from TOTALLY RAD. an easy way to fix up pics on your iphone/ipad
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2015 on something might shatter! at Dispatch From LA
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hello from the mean streets of cool rainy los angeles. took some neighborhood shots with my iphone camera the other day. some pretty little cottages on a twisting narrow street in the hills. northeast LA has the best hilltop neighborhoods!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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melindala- usually kraft american, but since i had guests i kicked it up a notch and bought a pack of colby. to tell the truth i prefer the kraft american. it’s meltier and gooier. know what i’m sayin? -bubbelah
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on you nutty squirrels! at Dispatch From LA
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hello you nutty squirrels! howz you? i'm right here where you left me. it's a lovely cool day in los angeles. birds are singing and children are playing know that song? without googling, i mean. i didn't give you much... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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joyce is coming to moss cottage for a mini-art retreat tomorrow. i hope to hell she's planning to paint another portrait of me. i go crazy over her portraits and she always manages to capture my likeness. one way or... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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Mary Ellen asked a question in the comments. When you say you draw with inks, what do you mean? When you talk about fountain pens, what do you mean? I am a beginner and so unsure of materials. Please help!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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more park drawing & painting. this time i used a super inexpensive varsity fountain pen. yesterday i sat on a bench by the redwood trees and listened to michael hoppé & tim wheater while i drew. i was having a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
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i returned to the park this morning. how nice it is to stand in the rose garden with the sun on my back and sketch. i added some j. herbin vert olive ink to my lamy safari which still had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Dispatch From LA
marianna & joan thanks for the iphone 6 photo-taking advice. i’m pretty sure it’s user error. mine! will try both of your tips. i didn’t know about the tapping the screen to focus for example. thanks!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on rainbows & waterfalls at Dispatch From LA