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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 14-17

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 14-17

Landscape season is starting to move and shake again, which means that most of the visual communication I have with the world right now is all about trees, boulders, shrubs, and patios. Now, my husband does the awesome actual design work (so... all the heavy lifting), I just translate his sketches into HOA-approvable/crew-completable plans. Anyhow, I thought I'd share a few recent plans so I could show how my "sketchbook" fills up at certain times of the year.  

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Friday Night Creative Chill Printmaking Recap

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Friday Night Creative Chill Printmaking Recap

It was fun, relaxing, and chill! Just as promised. So many beautiful hands making so much beautiful art at the Ute Pass Cultural Center on a beautiful Friday night. Thank you to all who participated! Much love and get ready for May's event: Painted Flower Pots. Sign up through Woodland Park Parks and Rec here! 

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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 12 & 13

New Works Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Weeks 12 & 13

Last week, at the local frozen yogurt shop, I came across an antique Mother Goose-style children's book with strange stories/weird poems/bizarre illustrations. It was nearly grotesque, and I was cautiously fascinated. I know you've seen these types of books before, ye olden books with stories about a man vexing his wife and how she put him in the rabbit cage and fed him sage and mint through the wires. Or like, making comparisons between the cherubic children who eat all their dinner vs. the wicked and naughty ones who don't and the peril that ensues. Anyhow, I was obviously impacted by the...

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3 Portraits

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3 Portraits

New and Mixed Media. (Weekending it, ecstatically back to my dominant hand.)

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Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 11

Sketchblog Sketchbook Roundup 2019

Sketchbook Roundup 2019 - Week 11

After the somewhat academic intensity I felt during the past few rounds of my sketching journey, I decided to throw myself a curveball this week and do something I've never done before: sketch with my non-dominant hand. What followed was humbling, hilarious, enlightening, tiresome, and uncomfortable. I completed 50 spazzy sketches (and look at my handwriting!), and maybe I'll do more, who knows? I chose that number as a completion goal in honor of Lee Ames, the author of the Draw 50 series, and from whom I borrowed heavily this week. Anyhow, try it. It bypasses ego and reminds you...

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