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Lisa Klow
Bloomington, IN
Scribbly Journaling Artist
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I'm just uploading these photos to compare once they are online. It's so hard to take a good photo of a pencil drawing! This is an illustration for the Raven's Call Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying campaign that Steve is running.... Continue reading
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Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I did these two paintings back in April. Those who follow me on Twitter have seen them on our bedroom wall. The first one is me when I first moved to Atlanta: 19 and full of possibility. The second one... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Last Sunday Symon was getting into the gaming stuff for our Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying. Because everything's a toy. Dice are irresistible to cats. Wanna play Symon? Shall we roll you up a character? 'I SHALL BE A RED DRAGON!'... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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From my Atlanta 2 Journal. Drawings from sketchbook glued in on the left. Faces drawn in on the right. After the first one, I realized I didn't want to touch the faces. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Here are the 12 pieces, for my 12 years in Atlanta, that I began working on before I made the two Atlanta big journals (these are glued into Journal 2). I worked on the sketchbook drawings and the 12 Calm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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THE SYMBOLS IN MY ATLANTA ARTWORK When I tried to come up with ideas for my art while an undergrad, I was very literal. The issues I dealt with in my art were all negative, from life experiences: being female,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Eli Steve is running a new D&D campaign for me and a coworker of his. The two of us began the story with a High Elf named Eli ("Ellie"). The main story involves a Half Orc named Caylan. She has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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When Steve started running a D&D roleplaying campaign for me, I did some character portraits, at his request. (D&D = Dungeons & Dragons) Allics Allics (pronounced "Ah-LEESH") is a Wood Elf. Below she is at Home Tree after all the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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July was a month of back injury recovery for me. Symon took to hiding in his 'hammock' under the bed more often. Symon and Steve: Stringbean: Carpet Seal: I spent a lot of time working on my Atlanta blog posts... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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My siblings flew me up to Vancouver, BC in June to visit, and to meet my two nephews' children, whom I had never met (both nephews have three children apiece). Symon settled on the bed by me the night before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Preparing for my Birthday Vacation, I made some felt flowers, using up the last of my felt scraps. I have this thing about using up my supplies. I made a Poinsettia that I didn't use. Steve turned it over and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I saw a pretty photo on Tumblr (of trees or something) that said: it will get better, i promise you that A good message for anyone, at any age. Sometimes I need to remind myself of this. I tend to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Sometime during The Journaling Project I wrote: I was a Fat Girl before I was fat. I built up a lot of bad habits with regard to food and sweets when I was growing up. I loved sweets as a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I posted this on my Tumblr: Love is… A chilly night. And waking up to find that my husband has draped my heavy blanket over me so I wouldn’t get cold. (That’s a Find the Symon pic below. Not a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Into April, the snow finally stopped. Symon liked to keep me company in the evenings when I was working on stuff in bed. Sometimes he sleeps between my feets at night. Steve took a nap one weekend and Symon crawled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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February: Symon 'helping' me while I try to do stuff in the mornings before work: Find the Symon? Steve gives in to Symon: Symon loves the computer chair. Still snowing: March: Symon loves butter! He comes running when he hears... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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There is a pizza place here in Bloomington, IN called Pizza X that sends Tootsie Rolls with their pizzas, inside the box with the pizza. Which we think is weird. We never eat them. Today a coworker said there is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I posted this the end of January 2014. On Running Late I am usually running late in the morning. I get up two hours before I have to leave, but it’s never enough time. We get up at 5:30 am.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I posted this on Tumblr in January 2014: Symon in the Snow pencil sketches, before and after reworking. I always seem to subconsciously place the nose too low. Not sure why. When I was young I was teased in school... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I posted everything about the January snow and cold on my Tumblr. The winter of 2014 was ridiculous. Record breaking snow in January. Bitter below zero cold. And the snows just kept coming. But January was the worst. After the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Earlier this year I began posting a lot more on Tumblr. I really do love Tumblr, but the problem is that when I reblog other posts, my personal posts get lost in the sea of posts that is Tumblr. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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Before you can sew the journals you need to poke holes in the sections (the groups of 6 pages). These are the measurements I used for the holes. You can add more holes if you like. I made apattern with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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I learned how to tear down paper in bookmaking class. Most art papers have a front side and a back side. The front side of Stonehenge paper has a more textured surface at the deckle edge (the textured edge, not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Lisa Klow
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This is mainly an FYI if anyone wants to try prepping their own bookmaking thread. Back in 1998 I purchased several big spools of bookmaking thread from a bookmaking supply catalog. I have since lost the wrappers and forgotten the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2014 at Lisa Klow