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Roz Stendahl
Interests: graphic design, book making, artist books, visual journaling, journaling, writing, movies, television, Alaskan Malamutes, jewelry making, beading, cycling, nature, birds
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Nicki, you've misread my post. I do NOT have this dog. I am looking to buy this dog. We are in competition. Sorry.
Brilliance ink is totally suitable—I have some prints and stampings that are 20 years old and there is no creep or bleed through with Brilliance. HOWEVER you haven't read the post about Brilliance on my new website (all this blog is there too). That's the link you should check out. Brilliance added fragrance in 2016 and I've been looking for a new ink ever since. But if fragrance isn't an issue of you you're good to go. Check out the new site sometime too.
If the above video doesn't run please view it on YouTube by clicking on this link. I'm so excited about my new class "Textures: Backgrounds for Visual Journaling and Mixed Media" that I've made a short video to give you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Katybee, thanks. I hope you have fun exploring!!!
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Bill I don't think that if you currently get it through feedly you'll still get the notices. The reason is that it is a whole different domain so I think you'll have to sign up again at the new site as nothing will come from here any more. And the comments section isn't visible yet because I don't know how to turn it on and the web designer went on a trip. I have to wait until he returns. But I had stopped blogging because I didn't want to manually pull any more posts from here to there. And have so much more to do over there getting the new class schedule ready. But I hope you follow me over there.
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Thank you Dana, there is still a ton to do, like turning on comments!!!EEE I'm glad you like it.
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I don't want to miss you! I hope you'll follow me over to That will be the new site for my blog, website, and class information. Read about the transition in this new post at Roz Wound Up. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
It is always a pleasure when a bird sits still for a moment! I'm glad you got to draw it!
Snakes, I think those get to Indiana Jones too! Frankly if I still lived in Australia snakes would be at the top of my list because I think there are more poisonous snakes in Australia than even in the Amazon. I don't know the real numbers, but I heard something like that, more or the same as the Amazon! Thanks for hanging in there with the posting.
Thanks Deb. Yep, it's difficult for me to walk out of the Bell for the last time. It's like my part of my childhood and all of my life in Minnesota is "going." Do try more brush pens. There are so many out there that it is too fun not too. Some have watersoluble ink some are firm some are springy. It's great fun.
Thanks Frank. Yes, it was my Daily Dots, thanks for your kind comment. It is always great to hear from you. I hope your new year has started out well!
Left: Here's a less than 5-minute contour sketch I made of my husband Dick as he sat in the TV room. I used a fine point fountain pen. The sketch is in an 8 inch square journal. The squiggles in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Above: All of the sketches in today's post were done on 9 x 12 inch white Stonehenge. I used the Sakura Pigma Professional Brush Pen with a fine point. And on the final sketch I added some rapidly applied washes.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Above: Several quick sketches of Cilla, the Chinchilla, owned by a friend. I was looking at body shape and outlines, and also at the eye. The first quick contour sketch, bottom left, made me think Cilla looked a lot like... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Above: Quick sketch on 9 x 12 inch (approx.) piece of Fluid 100 cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper, using a Pentel Pigment Brush Pen (squeezy gray barrel). Click on the image to view an enlargement. Sometimes you meet papers... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
I think I should be hired as a Niji Waterbrush rep. I have sold SOOOOOOO Many of these. People see me use one and are mesmerized and then I tell them where to get one and I know they are going to go do that right away—and then there are the people who come up to me who recognize me from some talk or event and they tell me, waving the pen aloft like a flag, that they got one and it changed their lives! Such a simple tool and so many happy people as a result. Thanks for stopping in Julana!
Thank you Tanja, for stopping and reading the blog. I appreciate you taking the time. And I'm am thrilled you love the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Paper because it is one of my favorites and I'm over the moon that it is in sketchbooks now—wonderfully well made ones! I'm so glad you can find it moderately priced in Germany! I will be doing a class online in gouache, but family emergencies with the folks have put me behind schedule. I'm just finishing classes I started last year. But I will get to it! Thank you for your interest. Keep enjoying that paper!
If you are interested in art or politics or both you need to go to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design's new exhibit—Another Voice: Political Illustration of the Late 20th Century. It's located in Gallery X, 2501 Stevens Avenue,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Above: A page spread from my 8 x 9.25 inch Shinola Sketchbook. It has 112 pages of 100 lb. (148 gsm) acid free paper. I purchased it for $28 at Wet Paint in St. Paul. I've written about these whenever... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Pat, that is a great turn out for the population size!! I'm glad that you love the Nostalgies. They are a favorite with me. I'm sorry you are having trouble with Montana Markers in them, however. I use MMs on them all the time. I typically am using the 15mm nibs which are wide and perhaps that disperses the pressure or paint over a wide enough area so I don't have issues. But I'm glad you're enjoying using gouache in them. Thanks for the health issues. I'm not quite up to par still, but I can see it from here!
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Oh DeBorah, you have so much fun ahead of you testing new papers. I write a lot about papers on my blog. Sounds like you want to work with a commercially bound book and one with removable pages. You can use my category list and look at "Commercially Bound Journals" For a bunch of posts where I work in different journals that have papers I love (or some I don't love but always with reasons why so you might fight my dislikes are something you would like). Since you specifically wanted papers that were removeable I would suggest that you try the wire bound journals from Strathmore My favorite is the Mixed Media journal (I used their hardbound and soft bound journals but you wanted removable pages so I gave you a like to their wire bound. It has their 500 series Mixed Media paper, which is one of my favorite papers for everything. But they also do a watercolor version (on the same link page) but it's their 300 or 400 series watercolor paper and I don't care for the texture on it. If you want watercolor paper the American Journal Journaling Sketchbook is great paper It has hot press wc paper (TH Saunders/Waterford) In cold press they have And a great cold press paper in wire bound journals is Kilimanjaro (also now in a natural white you'll see on the same page). My only caveat is that with the Kilimanjaro books the wire binding wasn't great—the back cover seemed to want to come out of the coil and I solved this by using a bit of waxed linen thread and sewing the coil tongs together up the spine so there was no opening. You can read about this paper and the binding all in this post here (with instructions) Stonehenge is a printmaking paper that I paint on all the time and write about on my blog. Use my blog's search engine for posts. Originally I didn't like painting on it so early posts might be discouraging, but now I use it for everything. It comes is wire bound journals with heavy covers. Dick Blick and others carry it. I don't use it for binding my own books any more but I just finished a large project sketching at the Bell Museum and it was one of the papers I used the most. Here are a couple paintings on it Here's another post If you want a sewn binding you can work in of course there's the Strathmore Journals with Hard or soft covers that contain 500 series Mixed Media paper. I love them and use them all the time. But there is also the Hahnemühle Nostalgie journal which I'm really excited about (new last year, but I've used the paper it contains for years), Example of what I do in it is here but you can also look on the category list for those key words and see other posts about this paper. Have fun.
Above: The above image hasn't got anything to do with today's topic. I don't do comics and am not working on a graphic novel. But this is the last painting I did at the end of 2016 and I really... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Roz Wound Up
Yes, spring is coming, it's been all melty here. I can hardly wait!!!! Thanks for writing.
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That sandwich is the best sandwich in the world. Thanks for the good wishes.
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Jeannie THANK YOU so much for noticing that typo. I didn't even recheck the heading before publishing it. To change it now will change all the linking stuff, but I think it NEEDS changing. I appreciate your eagle eye.
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