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The IRS Agent

I’ve started a comics project called The IRS Agent. Check it out here. Advertisements

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Ashes: The Graphic Novel

All semester I’ve been learning about graphic novels, drawing more regularly, and trying new art supplies. The final project received a favorable response, so I decided to post my process work and final chapters on a separate blog. I will continue to work on Charlotte’s story in a graphic novel version and in a hybrid …

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Bullet Journal

I’ve been juggling my to-do lists and project lists on post-it notes, Trello, and in various writing journals. A friend recommended Bullet Journal, so I’ve started one. Already I’m enjoying the system in combination with techniques from “Getting Things Done.”

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Three Departments

My creative life can be divided into three sections: art, fiction, and poetry. I’ve been using a Moleskine Planner to help me keep track of which projects in each section I worked on for the day. And the facing pages are great for lists and brainstorming. I haven’t used a planner since I was in …

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The Short List

Trello has done wonders for me this year. But even then I have felt overwhelmed by the number of projects on my to-do list. So I combined my boards for a total of ¬†four: Writing, Short Stories, Artist’s Way, and Art Projects. And I started making goals for the week. Three to five small things …

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35 Sketchbooks

Since this has been the year of art, I’ve been organizing my studio, including my art supplies. I have 35 sketchbooks that I would like to fill by the end of the year. –3 marker pads –9 watercolor pads –6 charcoal pads –15 for sketching –2 for projects

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Taking Time

It is good to hear that other writers also write bad drafts at the beginning of a project. This post by Avi was a helpful reminder. It takes time to cultivate a good story.

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The Phoenix Project

After a letter to Theresa, I was inspired to make watercolor paintings of phoenixes. Each painting was accompanied by a poem and sent via mail. First Flight Step onto the branch. Look down but not for long. Search for a target in the sky and leap for it. First Day of School With book bag, …

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Prompt–Monday, January 23

The novel “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer uses photographs to accompany the story. Pick a project you’ve been working on and make a list of at least photographs or pictures or art that would enhance the story you’re trying to tell. For my April Novel: magnolia tree phoenix museum painting stars …

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Afghan–Complete!

I’ve been working on crocheting this afghan for several years. Not sure exactly when I started it, but I did finish today. It’s one of my favorite crochet patterns I found on a yarn label years ago. I use it for scarves, baby blankets, and afghans. What a relief to finish a large project.

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