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on knowing your audience

I love that phrase… know your audience… because it holds meaning from past experience for me.  As a teacher, I know that the learner has to connect to prior knowledge.  What do I know already?  And then asking, what do … Continue reading

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on being a beginner…..

Part of being an artist must be knowing who we are in our creativity and how we process creativity.  I know I am a “finisher”,  a product person, so I think I will have to allow the product creation to … Continue reading

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Water Color practice…

Yesterday I attempted to water color the ink drawing I had completed of a dogwood flower.  The first attempt was scratched, but I learned to use more water and less color.  The quotes about beauty are from *The Book of … Continue reading

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The Struggle…

The struggle is to make myself practice.  I just want to be able to draw right now.  So after going through some exercises, I attempted the “mirror” drawing again, first drawing with a pen so I could not erase, and … Continue reading

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A mug shot, perhaps?

No, not really.  And I just know you won’t laugh.  I’ve been practicing looking at myself in the mirror and trying to draw my image without looking at the picture very much.  At first, I used a white crayon and … Continue reading

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