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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

You'll find resources (my favorite supplies, books, slideshows of my art journal pages, favorite bloggers, etc...) listed along the right hand side of my blog.

I've been teaching both in person and online workshops for more than twenty years. You can find out more about my classes by scrolling down along the right hand side of my blog. I strive to make classes accessible to everyone (both beginner to advanced).

I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

25 January 2016 Journal Pages

I'm rearranging my bookshelves and finding new treasures buried deep on the shelves. I have been rereading my copy of Maria Lassnig's The Pen is the Sister of the Brush: Diaries from 1943-1997. 

It's a book of Lassnig's artwork and diary segments. For me, it's a book that is best sampled and not devoured in one sitting:

"You have to have seen or felt the world, i.e. you have to know something specific in order to comprehend it and make it. And not just stand around casually or in the fog."

"I stand, as it were, nude in front of the canvas, without intention, without plans, without a model, without photography, and let things take shape. But I have a starting point which arose from the realization that the only truly real things are my own sensations, which transpire within the house of my body; they're physiological, the sensation of pressure when sitting and reclining, of tension and spatial extension-such things are rather difficult to depict."

Little glimpses into the mind of an artist are always like finding buried treasure to me.

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