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The hardest part about weaving a scarf

…is taking a selfie of the finished product. Anyways, I’ve not found a place to paint, yet. I HAVE found a weaving class and a figure drawing group. Before I found these outlets I felt a little empty in beautiful Santa Barbara. Back to weaving. The right scarf is my first experiments. The left scarf […]

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Santa Barbara is the Belle of the Ball with Flowers in her Hair: The Series

I’m still in a bit of shock for living in a totally different place. To cope I started a series about it. This is drawing 2. I’m in the process of figuring out how I want to draw the flowers and plants that overwhelm me. Its not typically what I do. I miss my watercolors […]

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Sabbatical log: Day 24

I skipped yoga to get to the studio faster. I had to come back to the house to get a movers estimate during the day and I wanted to get at it. On my way to the studio I had the delightful pleasure of seeing my bestie on the bus on his way to the […]

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Sabbatical 10: Flying free little bird

Friday I was fairly productive even fighting this persistent tickle in my throat with yoga and a spot of painting background patterns which is tedious, but also calm and meditative. I think maybe I’ll keep these surfaces at home and keep working on them when I have some downtime, but not a big enough stretch […]

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Sabbatical Day 8

So I’ve blown off working out for two days in a row. No excuses tomorrow morning. I’m putting that out on the blogosphere. I’ve been better on the art front. Painted base coats and patterns on surfaces. My dad and I did round 2 on the still life. We both did worse, but I’m going […]

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So I’m restarting again – Studio Diary

Yesterday I sorted all my paintings. I wrote down quick critiques and stacked them up in four piles. It helped me focus and move on to actually making work. The categories are: Today I hung up the reference paintings, shots these images and then painting a warm red over all over these “paintings past saving”. […]

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My Topiary

Often I’ll look at something I wrote and see a gross repeat of a turn of phrase or word. I need an editor on my shoulder, a very small one.

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Cold Snap: One of many to come

111711_cta_sketch1_orange, a photo by vaughnda johnson on Flickr.

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Some days it just works out.

Today the train came just as I reached the platform with a seat that had a good view of the crowd waiting for me. I took the train with the intention of getting a fancy person turkey at Whole Foods after work. I marched that 8lbs to the Halsted bus and waited for a long […]

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meeting doodles

1/12/11 1, a photo by vaughnda johnson on Flickr.

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