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Saturday, December 31, 2011

The last day of 2011 finds Cleveland wearing its gray fur sky.
I woke up early, fed the herd, then got around to finishing up the handmade sketch journal I started a few days ago.

Faithful follower(s) will have picked up on my restlessness surrounding the choice of a sketchbook. I keep trying to be a good Moleskine girl, for all the reasons to love them. But there are enough reasons not to love them that I keep wandering off into other territories.

Lately I've been loving my leatherbound sketch journal from the art fair, but decided to close it down as we close down the year.

So I greet 2012 with a new kind of book created in a new kind of way. And the point anyway is less about the book form than it is about fealty to the visual journal. I will do my best to remember, as the last semester of school sweeps over me, that even a thoughtful five-minute drawing can capture a moment worth capturing.

Happy New Year to you, and may you also be more true to the activities and people you love the most.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The more time I spend in the room in the first image, the less I feel like the nutcracker in the second image.

Hope you have a happy Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Red Scarf and Inflatable Fish

I think I will let this spread just speak for itself. If you have a burning desire to read more, click on the image and it will all become easier.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tourist in My Town

Visited the market neighborhood and the botanical gardens today in Cleveland. Care to read about it? Double click on the images.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Catching Up!

Hello, Darlings -
I've missed you. I've missed my sketchbook, too, which has been mostly a repository for boring writing and illustration thumbnails -- too ugly to post. But today I reacquainted myself with a little spontaneity. Also probably too ugly to post, but, y'know ... keeping it real.

I think I might have to revisit old sketchbooks and try to remember who I was before I turned all my attention to illustration, which is a different animal than the illustrated sketchbook. In the meantime, stop back again soon. I'm using my break from school to fill some pages here.