Episode 472 of the Creativity Matters Podcast — Closing out October drawing and permission to “stop” a project that isn’t working
Episode 471 of the Creativity Matters Podcast — Urban sketching, Inktoportraits and October drawing, and maybe a bird or two
Episode 470 of the Creativity Matters Podcast — Letting yourself begin, being a beginner, beginner mindset, the importance of repetition, and a bird story.
A collection of rainbow (multi-colored) tools, supplies, pens, pencils, and more for bullet journalers, writers, artists, fountain pen people, and office supply enthusiasts.
A short timelapse and a discussion of inking portraits. Plus, talk of December 2020 #illustrateyourweek for illustrated journaling.
A collection of violet tools, supplies, pens, pencils, and more for bullet journalers, writers, artists, fountain pen people, and office supply enthusiasts.
A short timelapse from the illustrated journal and a portrait drawing set of prompts for October 2020 – inktoportraits.
Episode 407 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: watching videos, comparing magenta inks, and drawing a portrait with a short draw along.
Episode 406 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: a short mid-week draw-along, the decadence of a few stolen moments to draw is worthy of a huge exhale. Patches, blank books, Moleskine, and more. Tiger lily drawing.
Episode 394 of the Creativity Matters Podcast: preparing for a challenge and a “trying it on” mentality. Plus, microns and a colorful graphic novel.
Simmer. Percolate. Stew. Consider. Contemplate. Ponder. All of those things! Over the weekend, I suddenly thought, “I should make my ICAD series a series of possible logos for the CMP.” That idea has merit. It really does. A series of 61 cards all with the intent of being used as cover art (or maybe a… more…
Thoughts on the Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) challenge as week two concludes. Looking back and taking stock, fourteen days into the sixty-one day challenge.
A look back at ICAD (Index-Card-a-Day) 2016 and getting ready for ICAD 2017.
Three pinwheel-themed sketches that formed a mini-series of sorts in response to a Wonder31 prompt. These daily sketches are part of my personal creative routine.
Thoughts on fountain pen inks, the mind-boggling amount of time it takes to run through a cartridge, the allure of a crazy green ink that may be my next fill, great resources for fountain pen inks and content, and tracking and documentation projects. Plus, a book on embroidery and one on mindfulness.
Favorite things… mostly basic tools that come to the surface when I think through what I use day to day and most often.
An off-the-cuff look at Inktober, a daily challenge in October. You should!
Some ICAD cards take a different direction than I expect. As became the norm this summer, I often contemplated the daily prompts and then found some way to approach the prompt in my own way, often from a different angle or back door. Sometimes, no one else would even realize the prompt was there…. more…
Another birthday has come and gone. It was a good day. I believe you have to craft and make days to be what you want them to be. I believe this for myself, and it is advice I give to others, a view of proactive being that was gifted to me several years ago… more…
Dive into the world of the Midori Traveler’s Notebook (MTN) system–the ultimate, flexible system for people who love notebooks.
Trying something different in May, a spin on daily concepts we have talked about many times. I am curious to see how the month will take shape and am hoping this will rekindle something approximating the kind of “daily” that was, for a while, such a big part of me.
It has been a not easy week. It gas been the kind of week that makes me doubt everything. But the fruit I picked up a few weeks back for my next EDM were going soft. It was the right thing to do this morning, centering in its own way. Why pencil? Not sure. It… more…
No Fear of the Blank Page Here. This was a bit ago… after we spotted a Townsend’s Warbler (yellow and black with mask!) for the first time in a bush across from the house as we were going to the park to make a “first” YouTube video about folding paper airplanes. Once we were all… more…
These are not ones I’ve been racing to the blog to show. But in the spirit of “it is what it is,” here are drawings (however sparse) for Every Day Matters 11, 12, and 13.