Staff Meeting Doodles

Staff Meeting Doodle

Staff Meeting Doodle

I found some staff meeting doodles in an old notebook that I’d forgotten to share.

Tree

And a tree from a recent staff meeting.

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The Sky Last Night

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Mist and Rain

I had been trying to get a photo of the rain in the distance (top), but then it started pouring right on top of me, so I took my big camera inside. I came back out in the rain with my phone, but the photo I wanted to get was gone. This was nice, though (bottom)! It had been pouring rain in the distance, but then it cleared up and there was a weird light from the setting sun filtering down from above the clouds in the east.

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Clothesline and Virginia Creeper

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Clothesline

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Virginia creeper

It’s been so long since I used my big camera that I nearly forgot how.

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Goodwill Haul

Goodwill Find
pencil and watercolor on paper, 10 x 8 inches

I found this at Goodwill and couldn’t resist buying it. It’s fantastic!

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Monoprints

Monoprints

I played around with monoprinting the other day. I didn’t have much interest in printmaking when I was in school, so I just avoided that whole section of the art building. But monoprinting is kind of like painting, so I thought I’d play around with it.

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Helping Me Write

Helping Me Write

Thomas is my little barnacle. Wherever I am, and whatever I’m doing, he’s right there, “helping.”

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The Sky Yesterday

From the third floor of the library:

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From the ground, while walking to my car:

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All of that drama (and wind!), and we only got about three drops of rain from it. It cooled off, though, which was nice.

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Sometimes the Neighbors Creep on Us

Somebody's watching me...

I looked out the patio window and saw a giant eyeball looking through the gap in the privacy fence. The deer are brazen!

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A Boy and His Stuffy: a play in two acts

A Boy and His Stuffy part 1

Act I: We creep on the neighbors while holding our stuffy. Mustn’t put the precious down.

A Boy and His Stuffy part 2

Act II: We’re tired of staff’s nonsense and are retiring to our napping lounge with our stuffy.

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Soul Mapping

Disappointments and Failures

Walk on Eggshells / Bloom Where You're Planted

I recently picked up the Soul Mapping book again and have been going back over it anew. I was in an online art group years ago that was focused around the book, but it turned out not to be such a good idea in terms of “stuff you share with your imaginary friends on the internet.” We all got to chapter 3 and then it turned into radio silence. I ended up finishing the book on my own, and now am having a second pass at it.

In short, it’s a guided art therapy course. I’d recommend it for anyone who has never done such a thing, or anyone who feels stuck. In fact, there’s a section specifically dedicated to “unsticking.”

I’m probably about 2/3 of the way through. This time around I’m doing more writing and less arting, but that’s fine with me.

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