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Artist on a Mission – Muscle Memory

The muscles in the arm can also be trained to draw. You use your eyes to see and your brain to analyze angles and shapes and value. Your arm moves searching for the figure, finding where one angle or line … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Fitting It In

One comment I often hear is “I don’t have time to paint.” “I don’t have time to sketch.” “After I finish my day, I’m too tired to draw.” Some times that is true. Because of life and circumstances, we might … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Preparation

My son trained to run a marathon. He trained almost everyday, taking a break on Sundays. He worked up the miles from 5 to 6 to 8. He ran 10 miles and slowly built up to 12, 15, and 18 … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Gratitude

Thank thee for the lady I met this morning who was running in place very very fast but paused to share the sunrise over the ocean with me. Thank thee for the way the morning sun illuminates the high ocean … Continue reading

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Artist on a Mission – Captivated

Years ago the Temple was being built up on the hill on Bountiful Boulevard. I was training for a marathon and doing long runs with my friend. One evening we ran along Bountiful boulevard. The sun set and the evening … Continue reading

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Sketching quietly during the Messiah

Dave’s mom sings the Messiah every year with the Oratorio Society so we get to go and see her every year. She has recruited her sons and granddaughters and daughter in laws. I bring my sketch book because it is … Continue reading

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If you sit there long enough, something will happen.

That was the advice we received from the man at the front desk. We were camped in between Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park. He said just head up the road. The campgrounds are closed because of the sequester … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Trail

  “Andrew, she needs to tie her shoe.” “Save your energy for the way out.” “I have to hang up the phone, Mom. I’m on the side of a cliff.” Mike from New York, “My momma taught me, you only … Continue reading

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Waking up in a Fog

Some mornings you wake up and the clouds have pressed down close to the earth. It appears that you are going to be wandering around all day in a fog. You want to go on a hike? How can you … Continue reading

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Presenting at Boise State

  I’m getting ready to present at the Boise State SCBWI Conference. The first presentation will be “A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Illustrator” or When I woke up this morning, I never dreamed I would end … Continue reading

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