Author Archives: Faith

Increasing addiction

The travel sketchbook, or carnet de voyage, is HUGE in France. There are festivals devoted to them in lots of places. Artists come from all over Europe to show off their work. I’ve now been to two, and am booked … Continue reading

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Dresden

Friend Alice and I (and Psychokitty, of course) went to Dresden in November. I had always wanted to see this city that was bombed to smithereens in the Second World War. The city had a melancholy feel. Large parts of … Continue reading

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After the Beast from the East arrived

Last week’s snowfall was impressive and beautiful, despite the near-impossibility of travel for a day.

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When you just need more color

I braced myself for a visit to Sennelier on a recent trip to Paris and bought myself a 48-pan watercolor palette. It was a bit of a production, as it involved ordering the plastic half-pans (mark this down, Francophiles, they … Continue reading

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What else can you do on a 4 1/2 hour commute?

Listened to podcasts until I felt sick. And snapped this photo.

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Where I live

On a clear day, or clear-ish, the vista is simply magnificent.

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New jobs for seriously new kind of editor

After medical and scientific and technical, I am so ready to try my hand at vegetable editing.  Credit: Andrew White for The New York Times

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It was bad enough when it came to the subway

But this could be a whole ‘nother level of annoyance.  

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Blissful quote

Via the marvelous Austin Kleon:  You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what … Continue reading

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Today’s musings

From the friends at Sketchbook Skool, this video about the importance of color. And of painting and of doing creative things. I need all the color I can get right now. 

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