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Step-by-Step Uncial Calligraphy

Enjoy this 3 part video on Uncial calligraphy done here with broad edged pens, Pigma Calligrapher by Sakura of America.  It is a beautiful rounded bold alphabet that looks great when written tiny or large.  I hope you have fun … Continue reading

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Sketchbook page from Mendocino County

HAVE SKETCHBOOK WILL TRAVEL … for Journeys of Daily Explorations at Home and On the Road. I’ll be in Orlando, Florida teaching a 3-day workshop March 17-19, 2017. Getting ready for a full immersion sketchbook journey in the class, in … Continue reading

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Breakfast Pens

I eat pens- morning, noon & night. Devour them. They are part of daily nourishment. Elixir, vitamin boost, magic potion and dessert. Ink flows like blood through my fingertips and I write what I think, draw what I imagine. My … Continue reading

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What Thanksgiving looks like

AS WE LIFT OUR GLASSES to toast all the blessings as we give thanks on Thanksgiving Day, I’ll remember throughout the day my loved ones here and past.  Thank you sweet friends, colleagues and family.  I treasure your footprint in my … Continue reading

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Sketching Yosemite ~ a watercolor sketchbook

  WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING Workshop in Yosemite            National Park,  Sept. 21-26, 2015. Sketch, Write, Observe, Slow down,  Record your journey.  Light watercolor notes and lettering will be included. Your sketchbook journal will become an artful record of … Continue reading

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Playing Card – Creative Challenge

A collaborative Deck of Cards Project headed by amazing artist, Susan Longerot with 26 Artists.  She dealt two cards per hand to interpret artistically.  Final design size 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  Susan’s article appears in Bound & Lettered magazine, … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink and Writing Bliss

Pen & Ink go together like bread and butter, You can’t have one without the other! Sounds like a familiar tune, but so true. Which pen and which ink will dance together on the page tonight? It depends. Pen nib: … Continue reading

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Poinsettia December

IT MUST BE DECEMBER . . . Potted bouquets line the walkway like velvet jewels, a crimson forest to a Christmas mouse. Welcome to this Winter. Summer trees take an extra season to remove their coats allowing Artists and Naturalists … Continue reading

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draw, draw, draw. . . peonies

QUICK PEN LINE DRAWING. Quick sketchy line drawing of peonies at my friend Eva’s house. She received these gorgeous peonies and with my ball point pen as a drawing tool into the sketchbook they were captured. Sketchbook size 16 cm … Continue reading

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My Thank You Note to my Calligraphy Students

WINTER HOLIDAY 2010. To my dear students, There are not enough “letters” in a bottle of ink to pen the words to thank you all. As students of the craft, we are always seeking to better our techniques, acquire more … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

. Watercolor sketches to document Thanksgiving dinner. . Author unknown. . The best pecan pie recipe from Houston, Texas! Also French apple pie, pumpkin pie and pumpkin cream cheese pie. All homemade, of course.

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Eat, Pray, Love. NOTES

. “Eat, Pray, Love” author, Elizabeth Gilbert was being interviewed for her notable book, a New York Times Bestseller. Its her account of her year long journey and the lessons she learned on her spiritual odyssey, written with humor, insight … Continue reading

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WRITING TOOLS TO GO

ALWAYS WITH ME. . . A few of my favorite writing tools. FOUNTAIN PENS. Not just one. A pointed flexible nib for drawing. A fine calligraphic chisel nib –in different millimeter widths. The fountain pen is always ready to go, … Continue reading

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow. . .

MOVING DAYS. . . Packing up a studio full of “stuff” (17 years worth of stuff) and movin’ onwards and up. Editing. Evaluating. Sorting. Sifting. What do I need? What will I keep? What will I donate and share? Toss … Continue reading

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Come join me in Northern California, near Mount Shasta, for an Exciting, new Workshop

McCLOUD, MT. SHASTA, CALIFORNIA. June 24, 25 and 26, 2010. A SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING WORKSHOP. You will learn techniques with pen and ink sketches, watercolors used creatively, and building textural layers for journal pages. Learn to incorporate your own writings onto … Continue reading

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