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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Losers and Keepers

I’m in the process of going through my possessions, deciding what to keep and what to purge. I made this sketch showing some books I’ll be holding on to and some that I’ll be forgetting about. Books are special objects to me and I often connect their ownership to certain people and circumstances. It was […]


I’ve had a lot on my mind lately and haven’t felt very coherent. I made this sketch of an old woman deep in thought while deep in thought myself. Here are some odd tidbits that I’ve been thinking about: My friend Kimberly Shaw of Kimberly Shaw Graphics had her lovely teacup designs ripped off by […]

The Power of Less

Blind Contour David. Ballpoint. 2005. It’s not normal that I post a book review here, especially a non art related book. I recently finished reading The Power of Less by Leo Babauta (author of the famous Zen Habits blog) and I found it so helpful that I thought someone else out there might appreciate it […]

Early Drawings

Recently, I’ve been sorting through some possessions that I’ve had stored at my parent’s house. I found a treasure trove of finished sketchbooks and also many loose drawings that I did years ago. I found this drawing that I drew from a photo in a magazine in 1999 when I was sixteen years old. I […]

A Real Indian Woman

She is Real, as in not some Bollywood actress. I was unhappy with my first attempt and I tried it again here. I’m still unhappy, but am sick of it and will now move onto something else. My drawings are feeling too fussy to me. Recently I found myself looking through some very old work […]

Sketching Our Clutter

All of these glasses belong to the same person, not me. They are of all different prescriptions, and most of them aren’t even used anymore. I wandered around the house collecting these and there were more than could fit on one page.

Nose Jobs

Confound the nose, there’s no end to it! (Thomas Gainsborough) -aged 13, at the Vatican Museum… There must be a cave somewhere with all of the noses. (Nicholas Brown) You can find a massive collection of art quotes on Robert Genn’s Resource of Art Quotations. I’ve been thinking of starting to make some portraits again, […]

Scene from Snow Farm

Scene from Snow Farm (8 x 10), dip pen and wash on Arches 140 lb cp, 5/31/09 I finished this on Sunday afternoon and handed it off Monday morning to be displayed in an arts fundraiser event being held at my workplace this week. I also donated it to be auctioned off at a silent […]