Drawing is a meditation

OK, I have to admit, I am having trouble thinking of content to post here everyday. I am thinking I might have bitten off more than I could chew. I would love to check in here but I think I am going to have to dial it back a bit.

Here is a post from my sketching blog, posted today. I am really, really wanting to develop a daily drawing habit and for some reason I keep tripping over myself. I feel like this needs to be a major focus for me. I don’t know why. But I don’t think we question the muse when she is knocking (very loudly) on our door.

I will post again here on Blatherskite in a few days when I’ve composed something interesting. See you soon!

Damn. It’s been a month since I picked up a pen and I’ve really missed it. I been doing other things but that muse has been screaming at me in the back of my mind telling me to sketch. Today I’ve been struggling a bit with depression and thought maybe it would help. The jury […]

via Drawing is like meditation  — Gotta Sketch That Itch

Welcome to my new crafty obsession 

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I’ve always had a fascination with paper crafts but have never delved very far into that world. When scrapbooking was popular I was, for some reason, repelled by it but also had a strange fascination. This interest ebbs and flows. 

Recently I was in a local craft store buying art supplies and found myself drawn to an aisle that carried all of these completely adorable stamps and examples of handmade cards. I was instantly hooked. I started collecting these things and have even tried making a few, but I honestly don’t know what I’m doing.

Today I was at Craft Warehouse again and they offered a free class! So I made this card. It was fun. 🙂

Throwback Thursday – college graduations

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In normal life mode you do your thing: go to work,  do your hobbies, maybe hang out with a friend your two, rinse and repeat. But sometimes you get to experience a truly epic weekend that defies all the logic of regular living.

I found myself reading some old blog posts and remembered May 2003. It was one of those epic weekends. Two pretty major events happened that weekend. I graduated with my MLIS, and my mom and stepdad drove down to Santa Cruz, CA to attend the ceremony. They stayed I think one night? We somehow managed to pack a million things into the visit (including a tour of Pebble Beach). The morning they left we boarded a plane to Las Vegas to attend my Brother In Law’s Wedding. I am not normally an on-the-go kind of person. I kind of need a lot of time to process stuff. I can’t believe I did all of this in a mere few hours!

Anyway, in the process of all of this reminiscing I spend some time looking at the photos from my graduation. And then yesterday my Mother in Law sent me a photo from my graduation from UCSC . And BOOM. A blog post was born.

The left is my graduation at UCSC (BA), the right is my graduation four years later from SJSU (MLIS). Should I tell you how old I was in these photos? Hmm. I think I’ll leave that a secret.