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Visual Journal Page 53: Full Heart, Heartbroken

THE STORY This visual journal page was created back in 2012 I was at a school I knew was a short term situation. After a single year I felt too exhausted to stick it out, but somehow I pushed through an additional two years. My 35 students per class, nonexistent art budget, low administrative support,…

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Visual Journal Page 38: Whispers Make My Ears Itch

This visual journal page is one of those quirky, fun pages that I love falling back on when inspiration just doesn’t seem to hit. I have an ongoing list of visual journal page ideas, and this one lived there for a long time before it became a reality. Sometimes it seems like inspiration is overflowing….

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Visual Journal Pages 28 and 29: Furniture has Personality Too

I had been waiting for this page. As I worked through my book I would periodically flip forward until I found the chair, the simple, yet intriguing chair. This was the chair I referenced to draw the very first image of my new visual journal, it inspired the cover of my book. This chair had…

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Visual Journal Page 27: Discover Beauty in the Unexpected

As an artist it is my job to create visual representations. Whether this means using paint, clay, collage, or photography, is realistic or abstract,  I am presenting an image to my viewer. As an artist it is my goal to bring light to my subject matter and in turn enlighten my viewer with my ideas…

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Visual Journal Page 8: No Ride Lasts Forever

Every year in my Introduction to Art class I do a collaborative project. Each students gets a piece of an image that they have to enlarge, re-draw, and each piece fits together to create the image. I never tell them what the image is, all they have is one piece with lines, shapes, patterns, and…

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