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Visual Update

Hi ho friends.

It was time to change up the look of my site to feature my art images over the words so I’ve changed themes.  I hope you like the new look.


This is one of my favorite photos. It is a selfie.  I took the photo back in 2013 when I was taking Vivienne McMaster’s “Be Your Own Beloved” on-line photo course. For the most part, I don’t like images of me, but this class helped me with creative exercises for selfies.  I highly recommend the class. Vivienne offers her classes live. If you’re interested in BYOB, please check her website for the current schedule

I took it with my cell phone at the time. It was a rainy Seattle day, and the reflection includes the giant sculpture on campus at my at-the-time employer.  I called the piece The Beer Glass.

I’m feeling the call of my camera lately.  It’s time to carry it around and visually explore the area around my current job.

I’d love to know what you’re working on.  Leave a comment and link and I’ll stop by.

Happy creating!



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My latest obsession…bujo

Hi ho friends.  I’m sorry for being off-line for so long. When not doing my knee PT exercises, I’ve been studying for the IAAP Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) exam, which I take late next week.  I thought I’d take a study break and share a few pages of my latest obsession: bullet journaling.  I haven’t been terribly happy, so to speak, with my Happy Planner.

In truth, I don’t use my planner to plan my life (I use my phone for my schedule). I use it more for memory keeping. But I’ve also wanted to integrate my art journaling and on-line class lessons into the mix.  I’d been avoiding the Bullet Journal but after seeing a coworker’s beautiful bujo (that’s what the cool kids call it), I decided to dive in.

I’m using a Leuchturm 1917 in the 5.5 x8 size that I’d had for a while.  I am using it to track my steps, CAP study schedule, on-line classes I’m taking, the usual lists and recording whatever random daily stuff.  After the CAP, I will get back to work on my art classes and work on the lessons in this journal.

With all the studying, I haven’t had a lot of time to sit down for hours and make art, so these smallish drawings have helped me through the seemingly endless readings. Today, I want to share some of the art I’ve been adding to my bujo.


I’m using a mechanical pencil, Tombow markers, Pitt and Sakura pens, and Mild Liners.

What are you working on today?  I’d love to hear about your works-in-progress. Please leave a link to your latest and I’ll pop over and see what’s going on in your world.

Happy creating!