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With plenty of work to be doing my mind wonders off to...how do I get low-cost-super-sized-dry-erase-surface for the Studio Area HQ? The answer seems to be a 48"x96"x .25" sheet of acrylic. I'm trying out a few smaller sheets to see how well the surface takes and releases the dry... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at art all along
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I have plans for the Studio Area HQ. Big plans. Far-out plans. Plans that will take a while to put together. So far I've painted the walls with colors that make me happy. I've carted away items for donation or recycling. I've begun to unpack a bazillion boxes. While the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at art all along
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So many unexpected adventures are coming along with having this space for a studio. I painted around the big 10'x10' door on Tuesday. It was the last painting I did before leaving so the door wasn't opened again that day. On Wednesday I couldn't open the door at all. No... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at art all along
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Thanks to the very thoughtful Amy Barnhill I made it to tekMountain for the live streaming of TEDxAirlie. It's the first TEDx event to be organized in my hometown and I'm grateful that my markers and I didn't happen to be elsewhere in the world that day. I'm also especially... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at art all along
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There's a special kind of tired that comes with a project like the Studio Area HQ. This tired forces me to slow my rush to be done. This tired makes me grateful to step off the ladder with any section of the project complete. This tired makes frozen pizza the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at art all along
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The new space, which I'm currently calling Studio Area HQ, is about what I'll be able to make. Ideas crammed into my journals are nagging to become multi-dimensional. The space is equally about what I'll learn. For example I hope to learn that math, my nemesis, can be my friend... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2016 at art all along
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Each event, each creation usually means saying goodbye and leaving that creation/energy/inspiration behind...never to be seen again. Occasionally there's the consolation that a project may reappear. This foam board brain and its extra large head went into storage to potentially be useful again. For my 100% organic brain this farewell... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2016 at art all along
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A few fun and productive days in Dubai for the YPO Edge 2016 Conference. Another interesting and challenging project with a favorite collaborator, Sophia Liang. There were two other graphic recorders on our team, new friends Alece Birnbach and Bug Fawcett, who are delightful and so talented. The four of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at art all along
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Drawing on another big wall today at the World Trade Centre Dubai for the YPO Edge Conference. Yesterday we prepared the big wall (8' x 20') for the collaboration of the event's participants. Sophia Liang made the first mark with the paint roller. I drew this tall face and promptly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at art all along
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The move is made. The door reluctantly closed on the mess. Two weeks I'll be away. The markers and I are headed to work far and farther away. While traveling my journal will fill with imaginings, what-ifs, plans and more lists. What will happen when the doors open again? Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at art all along
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I'm really digging this to-do list in pictures. Helps me to slow down, think through the day. There's time for a few ideas to creep in that might make the day more groovy. It's especially nice that the day seems so organized because at the end I'm going to have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at art all along
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I'm feeling extra shiny today with all this space waiting to see what I'll make. This part of the studio is 800-ish sq ft. I will not be surprised at how quickly it shrinks when all the art supplies are piled inside. I expect to enjoy unpacking and organizing while... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at art all along
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My favorite art is this—fun and shiny and functional. With the covers of the first and third Moleskine held securely between the fabric-covered illustration board the spine could be laced together without tying into the binding of each separate journal. The binding of the spine wanted to be simple. If... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at art all along
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Starting to think that I'm packing for Mary Poppins. The boxes feel bottomless. When I can pry myself out of the boxes and tape there's a lease waiting for my signature. Moving in day is coming and it's too bad I can't 'Spoon Full of Sugar' these boxes to unpack... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at art all along
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It's a big day for space! I have and do still love my cozy 'studio-area' at home. It's only that there are a few (and growing list of) projects gnawing at me whose parts would not fit in the 'area' or would make a less than cozy mess. Keeping a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at art all along
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Drawing on my mental ramblings takes my pencil adventuring. A good practice all around. A fine installment in the Illustrate-whatever-journaling-exercise. Please continue... Ideas flit past. Some linger and flicker, on...off. Fireflies. Some linger and light. Fireflies in a jar? More than a few flame up hot and bright. Exciting. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at art all along
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As much as my ever expanding journal is a primary container for my art and crafty ideas, it is as often just an ordinary diary. With ordinary diary comes the everyday ramblings that can bring on a cringe when reviewed in a year, a few months or next week. My... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2016 at art all along
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My mother and my uncle John surprised me with a thoughtful, creative, precious and inspiring gift at Christmas. Some time ago I told my mother about my frustration with one of my journals...loved the leather cover but didn't care for the paper inside. She was inspired and enlisted her brother... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at art all along
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This year marked my second rainforest for the Global Innovation Summit. The 'rainforest' is meant to represent the habitat of an innovation ecosystem described in 'The Rainforest', a book by Victor Hwang and Greg Horowitt. A very large thank you to Victor Hwang, Christina Wu, Ann Badillo, Mark Newberg and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at art all along
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Occasionally I travel with a tidy selection of pens, pencils, water colors, brushes, snacks... Other times I leave the clutter at home and travel with my iPad, the Paper by 53 app and likely more snacks. On the long, bumpy ride from CDG to ATL I started a new Paper... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at art all along
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This week's innovation applied to foam board...120cm-ish tall letters that stand nicely with only a little sticky assistance. Simple, clean look on a message that can't be missed 'cause its BIG! A few times a year I bring my markers along to Capgemini's University events to illustrate content and highlight... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at art all along
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Strolling through my journal. Enjoying the blues... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at art all along
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Grandmothers, aunties, my mother, my sister and friends have shared delicious dishes, recipes and kitchen wisdom that I'm always grateful to receive. A few of these gifts have been written down, an actual recipe. Others have been shared with the casualness of one who's made it countless times and hasn't... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at art all along
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Every event, every project, every great big wall I resolve to do a better job of capturing the idea, planning, progress, final product. Must do better to pause, put down the paint brush or marker and take in what we're making. I want the pictures of what we created and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at art all along
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I love, love, love bags. Shopping for them. Buying them. Stuffing them full of stuff. Carrying them full of that stuff. Deciding another bag would do better and beginning the process all over again. Through a windy set of bag-enstances I've wound around to crafting my own bag. Only...before I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at art all along