Crackle

Crackle Glaze

I found this square ceramic pot at Goodwill. It’s perfect for holding pencils. The crackle glaze is beautiful.

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Go away, I’m watching my stories

Go away, I'm watching my stories.

I think he actually was watching television.

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Asking for Trouble

Asking for Trouble

Folks, don’t leave your iced coffee next to your brush water, especially when they’re in the same kind of cup.

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Chiclet Teefs

Chiclet Teefs of Maximum Perturbation

Once again, Thomas hid his favorite squeaky ball under the couch, and once again I was a monster and didn’t retrieve it for him. He reserves the chiclet teefs of maximum perturbation for when he’s seriously annoyed with me.

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House

House
mixed media in art journal

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Spine

Book Spine

I am a horrible person who feels no pangs of regret when pulling spines off old books, to use in collage. But if I didn’t pull spines off books, you would never get to see the pretty stitching underneath.

The book’s pages will also be cut up and recycled.

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Rain and Reflection

Rain and Reflection

Rain on the Kitchen Window

It rained, finally! And a decent rain, too.

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Representation Matters

Representation Matters

A book on sketchbooks, written by a man, contains artwork mostly by men. Not at all surprising. Call them “visual journals” and the author will much more likely be a woman, and the artists represented will be mostly women. Art is for men, but craft is for ladypeople. I’m reminded of a Joanna Newsom interview in which she said that men were harpists and women were harp players. We don’t let women play in male spaces (still!), but we also devalue the spaces where women are allowed to play.

(I may not even have noticed, except I started to wonder how many drawings of teen boy sexual fantasies there would be in the book. A lot. And all of them drawn by men, so I looked at the artist bios and did a quick tally of the genders: 31 men, 10 women, and one non-binary person.)

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A little help, please?

A little help, please?

Thanks, Neighbors!

Someone left a half-eaten milano cookie in the shrubbery outside the front door of my building. Thomas was really disappointed when I wouldn’t help him reach it.

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Shadows and Light

Shadows and Light

Some sort of alchemy symbol appeared on my patio.

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