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Diu Fort, India

Above is a negative of a sketch I did of the Diu Fort in India.

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This is not up,

This is not earth,

This is not down,

This is not sky,

This is not land,

This is not ground.

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thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, beaves and lirdsI sometimes wish I could draw better what I was thinking….

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how-to-make-input-assignment-smMy post today goes out to fellow mates who made the time to help me… (and others) in an assignment. Students who went beyond the call, when it was not required of them to help others. I saw the difference between “real help” and “fake help.” Fake help wastes your time and is a disservice to those getting it, because they depend on help that never shows up. Real help always shows up, or respect you and your time enough to reply, or explain. Be aware of the help you give, and of the help you get. One wastes your time, and the other enriches it. A big thank you to you… and to everyone today who helps another when they didn’t have to… but did it because it is who they are, or because they want to… The world needs more people like you.

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Girl on the purple sofa

Happy Friday!!!

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Laptops during class

I did this sketch yesterday during my How to Make (Almost) Anything Class. The room is monotone (white and grey)… so I thought I would add splashes of color in an abstract manner… I am terrible at drawing people… but I keep trying.

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with yellow....

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yellow and blue...

Have a great day everyone!

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Sketch of my laptop on my desk

This weekend I bought some watercolor pencils (I have never used them before) and another sketchbook. I continue to come up with ways to be able to slip in daily sketches… and coloring. I am hoping that by trying this I can do a quick sketch, quick color when I want and even get water coloring done. The theme for Urban Sketchers this week as suggested by someone is PC’s and Laptops, hence my sketch of my laptop. Above is my sketch using the water color pencils, and below, after I applied wet brushes to the sketch. I like the effect and look forward to doing more.

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Sketch after applying water to watercolor pencils

Have a great week ahead!

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Visual Journal-01 Nov 2011

I had a very nice day on Monday and thought I would share it with you. The best of the day was meeting Neil (correct name, Leo), one of the cutest little doggies I have ever met!

After the presentation by Lucy Walker on the way back to my building, I saw a lady and a guy calling “Neil!, Neil!”… I thought they were calling for a doggie (googie as Lozdogs says). I could not stop to help but I kept my eyes open and hoped they would find their loved doggie.  I went to the student center to get something to eat and as I walked in, I saw a guy sitting with a puppy. Anyone who knows me knows that I cannot see doggies and not attempt to play with them.  I stopped and asked to play with the little cutie and the guy asked me if I knew the dog. I was like “???” in my mind.. then I remembered the people calling for Neil. Bear in mind… where they were calling for Neil (Stata Center) is a ways from the Student Center.  Something clicked and I said, “Yes! That’s probably Neil!” I told the guy (Daniel) what happened on my way and we went over with little Neil in hand. Neil is a toy poodle I think… he could fit in a purse…

We walked back to Stata Center and found the lady hugging herself to keep herself warm looking for Neil… She was sooooooooo happy when she saw us bringing him.. She was emotional too and I totally understand… I took her contact info because she surely was in no state to remember anything… I emailed her later the night telling her how we wound up bringing Neil back to her, and how happy I was that all was well. Last night that lady (D) and Leo (the dog) surprised me with a wonderful gift of appreciation. She sent me an email which read in part,

“I would like to thank you SO MUCH for your help with finding Leo (his name is Leo not Neil). You have saved his life. Leo takes medications every 8 hours. If we didn’t find him, he would have soon started having breathing problems.”

Thank you so much D for your gift, and again, it was my pleasure! It got my doggie hugs. I will be by to give Leo a big hug soon!

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MIT Barton Theater

Last night I went to a presentation by award-winning filmmaker, Lucy Walker who participated in the Fall Lecture Series entitled “Zones of Emergency: Artistic Interventions – Creative Responses to Conflict & Crisis” at MIT’s Barton Theater. This was a remarkable presentation! Lucy was clear, and shared a lot with the audience; the respondent Claude Grunitzky, did a great job too. Lucy showed us clips of her award-winning feature documentaries: Devil’s PlaygroundBlindsightWaste Land ( a documentary about artist Vik Muniz’s collaboration with the self-designated recyclables materials pickers of Jardim Gramacho, the largest landfill in the world), and Countdown To Zero.

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Lucy Walker at MIT

She even gave us a sneak peek of her new release, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom. Her documentaries are very moving. Claude zeroed in quite rightly on the theme of transformation running through her work, the power of transformation. I was very touched by “Waste Land” and “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom.” The latter deals with the disastrous tsunami on March 2011 in Japan. I encourage you to look at the clips. The struggles, moments of pain, the resilience of humans, the human spirit, and the power of giving someone (or yourself) a chance, another chance stood out to me. Thanks for doing and sharing such great work Lucy!

During the discussion I did a sketch of the interior of Barton’s Theater. Hope you enjoy!

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Lucy Walker at MIT

The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, is among the eight shortlisted contenders for the 84th Academy Awards’ best Documentary Short Subject category, of which three to five films will earn Oscar nominations.
Abstract Architecture of the day:

abstract architecture - never too late

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