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what pure pleasure there is in drawing & coloring from black and white line drawings. dover has an endless supply. i'll draw from anything. life, tv, pictures, labels on jars & bottles, magazines, books. my inner sketchaholic does not discriminate.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Dispatch From LA
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joan back in 2006 right before i started DFLA i made a conscious decision to make more time for art. i wanted to infuse beauty into more areas of my life. i wrote down the 10 commandments for art making and crafted my own schedule/rituals. it was the most powerful thing i EVER did in all my life. i think you’re new ritual is going to be splendid. please keep sharing about how it’s all going. i for one, want to know! xo
hi gretchen! the upcoming december SKETCHBOOKERY session will be an exact duplicate of the current class. next summer i am planning a sketchbookery no. 2 for further explorations with sketching, watercolor, gouache, and play.
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in an effort to understand the behavior of the colors in my travel palette i'm mixing them with each other. i'm pleased with my findings. i have this weird color, brilliant pink, that someone gave me. it's use seems limited... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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mary stanley sent this to me cause she knows i like cute things. oamul lu is a chinese illustrator & animator. check her out HERE. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Dispatch From LA
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introducing my new travel palette for car & porch sketching. altoid tins are too small for my bear mitts. and i need a larger mixing area. i am messsssssy. i'm trying out the colors to see what i don't use... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Dispatch From LA
I don't get over to Instagram as much as I'd like, but thankfully I have friends who send me cool things I might miss! Thanks Pam!!! Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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i'm just here. doing this. listening to tom waits sing about his "old '55" whoever sent me that video awhile back. THANK YOU. i haven't stopped listening to the entire album since. over and over. because we love the tom... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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all is good in the hood. i'm right here where you left me. sketching the summer away. planning one last summer art retreat before i get back to my day job in less than a month. i'm breathing in and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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early afternoon in the kitchen laboratory. putting finishing touches on a lettering video for sketchbookery. pam came up a couple of days ago to add to my lettering segment. which i didn't plan to even have. i just thought of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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Angie Moss was in my kitchen when I woke up this morning. I was sure of it! I started to climb out of bed "Mom?" It was around dawn and I was half asleep. She didn't answer. A split second... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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if i could push the stop button on summer i would do it right now. just before it begins to speed up. before it completes it's arc in the summer sky. before the earth starts tilting too far back on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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"I might not care for the way I look these days because I think I looked better when I was younger, but maybe I'm being unfair to the way I look NOW. Who knows?!" prepare to be delighted people! Saul... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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mary & syd. from last week's trek up the mountain. such a peaceful hideaway. mary's love shack. filled with pretty things. things people like us want to be near. i went wild for her collection of nathalie lete plates. mary... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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diane - all will be migrated over to wordpress. the whole enchilada!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2014 on The End Is Not That Near at Dispatch From LA
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meet rabbit. she is the new addition to the animal kingdom here at moss cottage. she is clever and astute. alert to danger, yet possesses a slight devil-may-care attitude. this hooked blue bird has also come home to roost. the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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If you're a password-carrying member of any of my classes and were registered prior to June 1, 2014 the end is near. I've put up notices on all of the classroom blogs so that you have PLENTY of advance warning.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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you know that mark twain quote about the coldest winter he ever spent was in san francisco in july? the coldest foggiest california autumn is in JUNE. anywhere along the coast. which explains my winter garb. June on the coast.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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oh but of course dahling!!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on a week by the seashore at Dispatch From LA
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beachwalks. avocados. sketch-a-thons. yack-a-thons. seashells. sleeping with the windows open. moonlight on the water. tide pools. cocktails. playing with friends. salty sea air. banana brown sugar ice cream. i adopted a rabbit. someone fell on her tuchus trying to take... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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leslie - they are called cairns - stacked stones. individuals set them up, more add to it over time and there you have it. and yes they do get knocked over. but other peeps come along and make new ones. the stones are quite large and heavy and...against a cliff. ive never seen such HUGE ones before! it would take a strong wind to knock them down. there were lots of cool rock/driftwood beach art along this stretch of coast.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2014 on blue waves & sunshine at Dispatch From LA
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hello friends! june gloom lifted today and we got a saphire blue ocean for the first time this week. glorious! a real heart breaker. blue blue blue. we've had a really lovely time with joyce & sharron. drawing non-stop. doing... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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we're here! chillaxing. drawing. eating. yacking. sketching Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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here's what we got on a june saturday in los angeles. a chinese "tamale" from one of my sweet girls. she brought me a couple in the last week of school. culmination that went down without a hitch in a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2014 at Dispatch From LA
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