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1. Music Monday - Arstidir

Seeing these guys in concert later this week. :-)

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2. Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

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3. WIP Wednesday -

The sketchbook experiment this week. (Way more purple in person. Will have to get a more color-balanced scan...)

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4. Music Monday - Lava

If you haven't seen Pixar's new offering "Inside Out", do! Not in the least part, so that you can see the latest short preceding it, called "Lava" (which features this charming song):

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5. Sunday Sketching

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

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6. WIP Wednesday -

The piece I've been experimenting with this week (graphite, pastel and cut paper).

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7. Music Monday - By My Side

It's been at least a couple of decades since I last watched Godspell, the play. It's been even longer since the movie. I rewatched it this week, and was pleased at how well so much of the music holds up. This one is probably my favorite:

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8. Sunday Sketching

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

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9. WIP Wednesday

It's been another hot week.
We've been trying to cope by going out to air conditioned venues midday (multiple matinees, anyone?), and I've been staying down in the studio where it's a bit cooler all evening. So I've been drawing and/or painting pretty much every day...

In the art experiment front, I thought I'd try working on some mens......

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10. Music Monday - Alex Boye/Let it Go

We are having a protracted heat wave here in the PNW. The biggest problem with day after day of high temps is that so many places are not air conditioned (including our house) so after a few days nothing cools off inside. It's bearable if you can sit in front of a fan non-stop, but golly! Come back cool, drizzly PNW days!

Maybe this will help me feel cooler....?

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11. Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...

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12. WIP Wednesday -

I've been experimenting the past couple of months with 'decorative realism'. I'm really enjoying the process.
 I'm mixing up rendered flesh and features with flat, graphic elements, and various mediums -

(in these cases, pencil, pastel and metallic paint).

I'm trying to do one or two a week at present. You can follow along more consistently on my instagram account...

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13. Music Monday - Scarborough Fair

Now that it is officially *summer*, the outdoor fairs (art or otherwise) commence in earnest. It always reminds me of this song...

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14. Sunday Sketching - and Happy Solstice

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

And today, my studio chickens are a year old! Now that all my baby plants are past infancy, they are free to range in the backyard once again - much to their delight. They follow me around in hopes that I will turn over larger stones or bricks so that they can dispatch any creepy crawlies underneath.

I hope you enjoyed your longest day this year...

Happy Solstice! Happy Summer!


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15. Figure Friday

Last life drawing session of the season. Now on hiatus until September.... alas...


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16. Music Monday - Song of the Sea

I finally got this movie from Netflix and am now rather enamoured with the soundtrack. The movie itself is also lovely. Go watch it!

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17. Sunday Sketching

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

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18. Convention Weekend - SFAL

Spent the past weekend in Kansas City at the fourth annual Spectrum Fantastic Arts Live convention.
Lots of great art, lots of amazing fabulous people. (I took lots of pictures. You can see my more comprehensive album on facebook here).

I also came back with....stuff..... (Originals here by Omar Rayyan, Greg Manchess and Scott Gustafson) and lots of great memories. And more faculty for future TLCWorkshops!

Successful venture, all in all!

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19. Music Monday - Daredevil

Netflix is currently streaming a new incarnation of Marvel's Daredevil.  It is dark and complex and cringingly too-violent (*real* violence, vs the more typical comic-fantastical violence) which made it hard for me to watch. The opening credits however are lovely....

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20. Sunday Sketching

2-3 minute heads in the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

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21. Music Monday - GOTG/Black Tears

Saw Avengers: Age of Ultron today, so have the MCU on the brain. My fav music from the soundtrack of Guardians of the Galaxy (vs. the vintage playlist) is heard during the climactic final show-down with the bad-guy:

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22. Workshop Weekend!

This weekend, the illustrious sculptor, Tim Bruckner is here teaching us! You can follow along with our adventures, starting here!

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23. Sunday Sketching

Super sleepy sketching.
In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...

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24. Music Monday - All Good Gifts

I've been listening to music from Godspell this week (it's been years since I last listened).  Oh the film is so very 70's, but still affecting. This is one of my favorites from it:

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25. Music Monday - Beyond the Sea

Love this performance.....

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