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1. 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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2. Sunday Sketching -

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

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3. 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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4. 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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5. 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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6. Figure Friday

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


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7. 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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8. Sunday Sketching

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

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9. 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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10. Music Monday - Beyond the Sea

Love this performance.....

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11. 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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12. Sunday Sketching

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

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13. 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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14. 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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15. Sunday Sketching

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

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16. 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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17. Sunday Sketching

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

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18. WIP Wednesday -

My in-class paintings from last weekend at Omar Rayyan's watercolor workshop... Want to try more of this!

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19. February Recap -

There has been so much going on - since mid-January in fact, that I've kind of given up on catching up in any comprehensive way, so I'm just going to post an overview or two. This one of the whirl-wind that was February....

It started with Greg Spalenka's Alla Prima workshop (which I did have time to document here).


This was quickly followed by the coterie of French artists coming to town - the first event with them being their gallery open at Krab Jab Studio -

- immediately followed by Virginie Ropar's one-day workshop for TLCWorkshops.

Greg Spalenka came to town, and Krab Jab Studio hosted his Artist As Brand TLCWorkshop.


All the above artists, and *more* were all guests at MythicWorlds (I was the 'artist wrangler - acting as liason for all of their mini-workshops for the convention).


All in all, it was a crazy-busy month - full of art, artists, learning and good times. Still recovering from it all.

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20. Sunday Sketching

In the teensy purse-Moleskine balanced upon my knee.

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21. Succulent Saturday - ECCC

Once again, it is Emerald City Comicon this weekend- 

Full of enthusiastic groups of fans - 





(My favorite costume of the weekend. Go Astrid!)

Lots of comics. Lots of books. Lots of artists. And cool-fun geekery! (See? Felted wonders!)

Best family group costume. LLAP.

Saw lots of friends. Bought too much stuff. Enjoyed lots of terrific cosplay. Always a fun time.
(Lots more pictures on facebook).


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22. Figure Friday - at ECCC

Emerald City Comicon is this weekend. While watching a friend's booth during her lunch break, I sketched a bit - inspired by some of the characters walking by.....


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23. Music Monday - Agony

The scene that made me forgive them a little for making this play into a movie - 

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24. Music Monday - Outlander

Lovely version of the Skye Boat Song - 

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25. More Mad Weekends -

I keep thinking life will slow down, but mostly, no....



If you'd like to see the fabulous time we had at the Omar Rayyan TLCWorkshop this past weekend, you can read about our adventures here.

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