Category Archives: Pen & Ink

The Mysterious Clockface Revelation

Welcome to gym class for artists. No, I am not kidding. Pull out your pens and sketchbooks, kick off your shoes, and get ready to be amazed. We are going to draw analog clock faces. Whether you are an artist … Continue reading

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Grounded…but in a good way

I gave myself another treat today—as my reward for donning shoes and a visor and a mask and venturing forth into the semi-safe great outdoors for some welcome exercise, I indulged in an iced coffee and a sweet at my … Continue reading

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Gentle Momentum

I was talking with a friend recently about the difference between inspiration and duty. Sure enough, within 12 hours, I came across not one but three webinars whose focus was on just that, so here we are. Have you ever … Continue reading

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Reopening the World: Will you forfeit what you have gained?

Although I would never say this worldwide pandemic has been a blessing in any sense, many people have discovered that running at a snail’s pace has its perks. The question is, even though you may be on the verge of … Continue reading

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The Perks of a “Look at That!” Attitude

Sometimes we forget why we do what we do. I fell back in love with sketching outdoors about six years ago, after a very long hiatus. I had drifted away from sketching, and in doing so I had forgotten what … Continue reading

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Have you ever taken a nap with your eyes open?

That’s pretty much what sketching felt like today. I was gently focused on what I was doing and at some point I thought, “Yeah, I think I’m done.” ( I wish you could hear how I enunciated that ‘yeah’—it was more like ‘yehhhhh-aaaaaah”—it had about four syllables.) When I finished, I took a picture of […]

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Episode 9/11…wherein the names of several places are hauntingly familiar

Saturday 9th April 2022 (a very sleepy girl is writing this!) Although we didn’t travel far today, only about 70 miles round trip and just a couple hours in the coach, it ended up being the longest day full of … Continue reading

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Episode 8/11…wherein I celebrate my love of rocks

Friday, April 8th, 2022 Does anyone else like playing “Map” as much as I do? When we were kids, Dad got us a copy of the Reader’s Digest Atlas of the World. It was the cheapest babysitter in history, keeping … Continue reading

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Episode 7/11…wherein I discover an old friend in a faraway land

Thursday afternoon, April 7th, 2022 “Bobbie, what a lovely surprise!” Michael motioned to the chair beside him. We chatted for a moment, then I noticed the other members of my group gathering at the café exit, preparing to begin the … Continue reading

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Episode 6/11…wherein it takes 2 episodes to capture this very full day!

Thursday morning, April 7th, 2022 Such a busy day today, it is hard to believe that a week ago right now I was in New Hampshire, in my apartment, so eager to finally get on a bus, to go to … Continue reading

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