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Lisa Klow
Bloomington, IN
Scribbly Journaling Artist
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Doing some sketching for some new ideas. I am ready to get back to drawing more often, as I did during The Journaling Project. But not pointless scribbling. I am ready to draw with purpose, to tell stories, to express,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Lisa Klow
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Leaving Laurel: I just couldn’t take the grind anymore. The hour-and-a-half one-way commute was wearing me down. My income just barely covered our expenses, without much to spare. We were both paying student loans for the privilege of not working... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Lisa Klow
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Here is the progression of Elizabeth. Elizabeth has been torn down and is the front cover of the Laurel Big Journal: Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Kelsey was based off a quick sketch I did of a young woman I saw on a Metro train. I did that sometimes, after I saw someone I would try to sketch their likeness. Kelsey, too, has been taken off... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Here are some progression photos of my painting that I called Alex. You can see how I did many different things, trying to layer and use Mixed Media. I do still have Alex, but she's been taken off the stretcher... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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This blog post is about the face on wood. I still have this. It is hanging by our front door. I was trying to get used to layering and continuing to work on faces, but, truly, it bothered me that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I tried to do some Art Journaling. This piece is called I Haven't Given Up. I often gave up before I had done enough Mixed Media layering. I was trying to figure out the concept and not give up and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I had forgotten about this until I began looking back at the Laurel blog posts. We bought some furniture before leaving Misery, from a place called Slumberland Furniture. We bought a new bed (still no frame), a couch and a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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When you turn 50 you are supposed to get a Colonoscopy. I knew this. I dreaded it. I had to go in for a Dr.'s appointment to renew my prescriptions, and I didn't mention it. I did get grilled on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I went to a Baltimordor art gallery for a presentation by artists. Was completely underwhelmed. Hazel Dooney says the gallery system is 'doomed' and I could see why. Someone took photos and I ended up on a pic on their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I had been following Suzi Blu for maybe a year. I can't remember exactly when I discovered her, but someone online posted a video of hers on their blog and I was intrigued (it was this video). I was fascinated... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I was having some Birthday Angst. There were a lot of negative blog posts that I deleted (complaining and lamenting). I think I saved this one because of links to Carolyn Hax chats and a photo of me with my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Above: an Eagle flew across the road as we were driving out to our friend's for gaming night. Below: still trying to quit The Journaling Project. A scribbly drawing. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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In April we went in to see the Cherry Blossoms again. There are also some pics of the WWII Memorial. My famous Frosted Sugar Cookie recipe. There are several other recipe posts - just click my Recipes category to see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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A scribbled note about seeing a Heron in the snow. On the way to Greenbelt a Heron was landing in the woods, by a creek, its wings spread. And it was snowing. I tried to sketch the image - this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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January was the last year of The Journaling Project. I wasn't able to quit until August. At my job in DC, I often got calls from headhunters looking for Executive Assistants. I got a call from a headhunter about an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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The Star Wars Trailer was released! Of course, the inevitable complaints from people who just need to complain. Stephen Colbert had much to say. SO MUCH. p.s. He saw it in 8th grade - same as me! (He's about a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Okayyy, that's what happened to a lot of my reference photos. I often got frustrated and destroyed my artwork and/or reference photos. Which I now wish I had. I think I thought working from photographs was not a good thing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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A few pencil drawings. The one on the left is that image I lost. We were invited to our gaming friend Mike's for Thanksgiving. They smoke their turkey all night long. Theirs is the best turkey I have ever had.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I referenced this recipe in a 2008 blog post. However, I don't recommend this recipe - see below for the BEST Chocolate Cake Recipe, by Hershey's. This is just an historical recipe. Mom’s Chocolate Cake aka Texas Sheet Cake Recipe... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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In October 2008 my sister B. and her husband A. came to visit. B.’s husband A. was presenting at a conference. B. explored Georgetown with us. I wanted to find the Exorcist steps, so after consulting maps and info online,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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There was a squirrel (or maybe several) that rooted around in our dumpster: Lots of scribbly faces: 2008: The Year of Bah A funny sight glimpsed on the street in D.C. - a tall leggy woman dressed like a supermodel... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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We found a place to buy seafood, but were still very underwhelmed. We ended up just buying salmon at Safeway. Still, a LOT of this face: A funny story about a bug in the tub. I tried to grab it... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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So this is when we got our new computer. From Circuit City, which no longer exists. July 2008 I was watching Art:21 again. In the segment on Elizabeth Murray, she said something that must not have clicked the first time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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The 'Nothing happened today, please remain calm' is a Babylon 5 joke. A little Emmett Cat used to come and meow outside our window in the back. He looked well-fed so we didn't think he was a stray, just a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Lisa Klow