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In Japan the Hand Can Be Used Like a Knife

Being that my inexpensive but beloved Sketchbook from Heaven will soon be exhausted, I needed to find a replacement. A small, landscape sketchpad roughly the same size was proving impossible to find. The only solution was to make my own!

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Sketching and Watching Trash

Friends ask me if I’ve seen the latest episode of such-and-such or gorged myself upon the latest streaming series. They’re usually terrified or at least concerned for my well being when I admit to the crap that I actually pipe … Continue reading

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Atomic Warrior V Pink Zeppelin

More fun with Derwent’s water soluble pencils and the Sketchbook from Heaven.

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You’ll Never Get to Heaven If You Break My Heart

After crowing about my new, favorite sketchbook recently, I decided to look for more of the same since I was tearing through the current one at a rapid clip. I looked at the websites of online as well as brick-and-mortar … Continue reading

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The Cat Requires My Attention

Plywood the cat decided to use my sketchbook as a pillow. Okay, you have my attention.

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The Sketchbook from Heaven

In the past I have written about sketchbooks I have bought that seemed like a good idea at the point of purchase but failed miserably when put into practice. Either the sketchbooks looked handsome on the shelf and proved unwieldy … Continue reading

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Derwent Dark Wash Pencil on Cheap Sketchbook

Lately, I’ve been curling up on the couch, partially watching television and doodling in a cheap sketchbook with Derwent Dark Wash Pencils and some of the other booty I ordered from JetPens. It’s hardly an optimal drawing arrangement — the … Continue reading

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Return of the Atomic Warrior

An old friend returned for a visit via the pages of a cheap sketchbook (which I will review once I finish it off.) I was playing with a water soluble Derwent Dark Wash pencil which I bought a while back … Continue reading

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The Creep

Fiddling around a bit with a quick little sketch which I brought into Affinity Photo.

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Scarf Boy

A while back the site Stuff White People Like did one of their many lists of objects and activities particular to Caucasians, and one of them was women wearing scarves as a year ’round fashion accessory. I chuckled because I … Continue reading

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It’s FUN to Draw at the Y.M.C.A.

My son is a water-bug and always has been so we eventually signed him up at the local YMCA and got him squared away with swimming lessons which he took to like…a…fish to water (nice simile, Hemingway!) Our boy goes … Continue reading

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Faster than a Speeding Primate

I was stumped for an idea for a Valentine this year so I sat with a sketchbook and hoped my pencil would do my thinking for me.

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Surgery and Leaps of Faith – Visual Metaphors

Here’s another Visual Metaphor that I created for a client that deals with executives and trains them in leadership and people skills. The client asks her client to come up with a 3-part list consisting of 1. Where they were, … Continue reading

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So Long, Son of Sketchbook From Hell

Another old sketchbook that has withstood every attempt to commit a decent drawing to it’s pages has bitten the dust. It continued to fight my efforts, but occasionally when I cracked it open on the Market-Frankford El without a notion … Continue reading

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