Category Archives: practice

The 100 Days Project

So I joined the 100 Days Project. “It’s a celebration of process that encourages everyone to participate in 100 days of making. The great surrender is the process; showing up day after day is the goal.” I’ve written before about … Continue reading

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What’s going on around here?!?

Hi there. Long time no blog. It seems the minute I chose the word FOCUS as my 2015 word for the year, I promptly lost every bit of focus I ever thought about having. Sheesh. In this unusually warm Spokane … Continue reading

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I’m practicing my penmanship

I’ve been practicing my penmanship lately. I was pretty crappy at cursive in school (I was crappy at art too). It was a huge relief in high school to give up cursive and just print everything. Even though my printing … Continue reading

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Spending my days creatively

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard Several weeks ago I made a change to how I spend my days. I always had great intentions for working on my art projects but … Continue reading

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I need to do the work that is my work.

I made the mistake of going to the basement yesterday. No, not the part with the laundry and the cat boxes and the beer fridge where I go all the time. I went to the giant mess of a room … Continue reading

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It’s August Break!

It’s August and time for August Break with Susannah Conway. I love August Break because it’s so simple and it makes me savor the everyday pleasures of the month. I kicked off August Break with a real August break, a … Continue reading

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Art Experimenting

Last month I wrote about how I started using cheap substrates to trick myself into trying more things and making more art. I’m happy to report that it’s working! With the cheap materials there is no fear of messing things … Continue reading

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