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Two Hundred and Eighty-Eight!

I have been making sketches of these tree rings for years now. It is almost like an obsession. I love the repetitive yet different experience you get with each new layer. The concept of it depicting the life of something has always intrigued me. This image is a mess, but I enjoy the bottom half. The cropped version of this image is what I enjoy the most. There is something about the washes on the bottom right that really draws me in, maybe it is in its simplicity.

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Two Hundred Eighty-Seven!

Well here we are, image one of the newer version of my challenge, 79 images in 55 days. I haven’t worked in so long that the imagery just felt so sparatic. I like the range of marks and the use of color. It is funny what initially starts a piece for me. For this one, it was inspired during my drive home. There was a row of trees on the side of the road. I loved the way the trunks shot straight up  into the air and then became entwined in a web of branches. I cannot really speak to the other elements they just started to develop.

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Two Hundred Eighty-Six!


I never thought I would like the end image but here we are again and I love the image I was supposed to cut up.  In these last two images I seem to mindlessly move across the page and by the end it’s become a crazy collage of imagery and pattern. It’s exciting and rather stress free. I will say I had half painted the birds ages ago, but that’s why I thought it would be a scrap image. I hated the birds originally which was why I gave up and it just sat in my scraps pile for about 2 months. Anyway, enjoy and see you next time!


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Two Hundred Eighty-Four!



The most recent addition to my hands collection. I really struggled with this image. I couldn’t seem to figure it out and each night I would photograph it and stare at it over the course of the day trying to see what needed to happen next. The original piece I created I ended up cutting up and layering into this piece. It’s obvious on the top section but the lower half of this image is entirely pasted onto the heavier stock. It was even interesting to see how the two different watercolor papers reacted to the paint absorption. Granted I forgot to make note of which papers I used… FAIL. I’ll pay more attention next time. I love how the fence like structure floats around the page. I think I really want to play with this cut paper idea for a bit maybe in the next piece. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Eighty-Two!


Small little image I worked on last week. I wasn’t sure what I was going for but I really liked the integration of the teal. Its a like a pop of fresh new color that really hasn’t been in many of the other pieces. I do feel like I am starting to get a little stuck…. Apparently when my mind settles down I lose my drive, guess I need a new stress factor. I know I will regret writing that as soon as it comes along. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Thirty-Nine


Another day another drawing and a complete shamble of images. A brief recap would tell you that you will find a lion, a ladder, a bow, a worm, an owl, a heart, and a mother banner in this image. Sounds like a pretty typical combination to me. Some of the items are actually things that I am working on for other projects, but the rest are just fillers. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Thirty-Seven

This makes me happy. This was the front of a card I drew for Liam’s Birthday. It is basically a drawn collage of a weekend away. It feels like a journal entry in itself and contains everything I want to remember but in a playful way, kind of like an eye spy image! Enjoy.


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Two Hundred Eleven

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This page is incomplete, but in motion. It boarders page Two hundred and Ten as you can see with a similar vibe in imagery. Enjoy see you next time.

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Two Hundred Ten

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Alrighty another day another page, maybe your already catching onto that aspect of the last few posts but I’m loving this, Not only is it so much fun to rework past thoughts and ideas the blending of each page makes for an interesting Segway. Enjoy, lets turn the page.

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Two Hundred Eight

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part number two, this image is a continuation from Two Hundred and Seven. Interesting to see how they develop image to image. Loving the contrast of the painted imagery and collage imagery. Also, the incorporation of words, or entries is really exciting and somewhat embarrassing!

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