Category Archives: Journal

Achievement Unlocked

The gaming reference seems appropriate as it almost seems like a quest and one gets lucky to obtain an appointment. The Kaiser system has been pretty good. My first and second appointments were done at the same time. I received … Continue reading

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Finally

Finally the day of the Inauguration arrived. Thankfully, the swearings in happened without further violence. I don’t really consider it a peaceful transfer of power since there are so many military and police needed. I feel like I can breathe. … Continue reading

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One more time

Once again, with more feeling (rage), he’s impeached. Watercolor sketch and collage from today’s newspaper

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Manifesto

Sketchbook Skool admin, Morgan, hosts a YouTube live first Monday of the month to discuss making a Creative Manifesto for the month. It can be anything and portrayed in any way. I’ve watched the video but never done one. Usually, … Continue reading

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Flute

I finally got around to drawing from one of the still images posted after a Sketchbook Skool Youtube live “Draw with Me” quite some time ago. I played flute for years, even starting college as a music major. I also … Continue reading

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Looking back at sketching 2020

Wellll, it’s been a year, hasn’t it? Despite the isolation, I’ve managed to do about the same amount of art, though the categories are reversed. Any other year I’d have more Urban Sketches than not. This year I count 118 … Continue reading

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The Dew

Himself doesn’t drink coffee. His caffeine of choice is Mt. Dew, now Diet Mt. Dew. This was something he said the other day. I’m a morning person and I can be too cheerful and chatty. I’ve learned to restrain myself … Continue reading

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Halloween

Happy Halloween. This will be a far different one for me. I’ll not turn the porch lights on to welcome kids in costume and give out treats. I considered having a bowl of bagged candies at the end of the … Continue reading

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Big Mouth Frog

I don’t know where I first heard the big mouth frog joke.  Maybe on the band bus? From a photo I found somewhere and no longer remember.  Done just for fun and practice while watching YouTube videos.

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DNC 3

It’s the third night of the Democratic National Convention.  We’ve recorded each night and watch from the DVR, fast forwarding through some of the talking heads.  We’re both interested in what David Brooks and Mark Shields have to say on … Continue reading

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