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Tag: art diary

Be Careful… Watch the Weights!

Accidents happen… and when you are a teacher you hear about accidents happening all the time. When you are an art teacher accidents happen all the time, everyday, with paint, water, ink, xactos, scissors, etc., etc., etc. Luckily this page doesn’t refer to an accident in my class… but unfortunately it does have to do…

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Life Imitates Art, Live Art

I stumbled across the quote, “life imitates art” one day, and decided to hang onto it. I really liked the quote because I thought it was true. We make so many choices on a daily basis that have to do with art and aesthetics. Every morning I wake up and decide what outfit I’m going…

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Someone Else’s Story, Someone Else’s Adventure, Someone Else’s Problems

Books are my escape. I start reading and everything starts to crumble away, to be briefly replaced by mystery, adventure, love stories, magic, history, or whatever exciting adventures I am reading about. I get sucked in, and for a moment I can forget about everything else. I have to admit I am a routiner, I…

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Plaid, Flannel, and Blue Sweaters

It’s funny how an image can take you back in time, memories you haven’t thought of in years come flooding back. I was flipping through a J. Crew one day, half looking for visual journal images, half looking for clothes I couldn’t afford to buy, when I turned to this… a pile of plaid button…

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Helplessness is a Scary Feeling… But I Would Feel Anything for You

Relationships are a complicated thing. There is a lot of push, pull, give and take. You have to make sure you are taking care of yourself and your significant other. You have to learn not to be selfish, and try to put someone elses needs at least at the same level, if not before, your…

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I Just Want to Play All Day… And I Do…

As I have said in earlier posts, I often relied on magazine images for inspiration when I first started journaling. There isn’t anything wrong with that, it is a good way to get started, but once I felt more comfortable with how to set up images I began drawing and painting more. This page was…

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