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Episode 41: Facets, Fragments, and Slivers

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~ the preschool auction has come and gone – find out what we won
~ schedules in flux again, and an increasingly rare trip to the beach – and the kite I watched (and photographed) that day
~ drawing upside down, and a reality check from Danny Gregory’s site
~ the fairies return, and with the time change, “me and my shadow” takes on a whole new light (for me)
~ I go “micro” with my ATC for the “A Space of One’s Own” exchange
~ a few books: Funky Junk, Book of New Family Traditions, G is for Galaxy
~ spending way too much time at Flickr
~ ATC reminders – and a few rules of etiquette (“backing” template, too)
~ lots of random thoughts (like a draw a listener idea; a journal in red; seeing last year’s self portrait) and random tidbits from the creative kid front
~ a new thematic creative prompt ~ connections (thanks to Jessica for sharing a wonderful quote!)
~ inspired by Jessica’s Digi-Scrapping Moms group (and weekly challenges)
~ and more… Plus, as always, good podsafe music. (Length: 1 hr, 16 min)

Featured Podsafe Music:
Intro Clip: Jim Fidler ~ All I Really Wanted [PMN]
Rachel Fuller ~ Shine [PMN]
Heavy Mellow ~ Oh My God [Magnatune]
Katy Pfaffl ~ Down the River [PMN]

I is for Idea G is for Galaxy W is for Wind Funky Junk New Book of Family Traditions
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3 thoughts on “Episode 41: Facets, Fragments, and Slivers

  1. Great show (as usual). I’ts funny, but your discussion of the difficulty of drawing the robots comes just as I’m reading the section in “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” in which you purposefully draw things upside-down to quiet the part of your brain that labels things (eg, “this is a robot”) and visualizes in symbols and to allow the part of your brain that simply percieves line and space to direct your drawing.

  2. First of all, I love your podcast. I’m not a mother, but the struggle to remain creative between family obligations, work, and personal time is very much something I can identify with, and several of my friends feel the same way.
    Secondly, is there a good way to get started with digital scrapbooking? Do I need a specific program? Thanks!

  3. Drawing Upside Down…
    you were talking about your difficulty drawing upside down. you mentioned that you just need to forget that you know what they are and just concentrate on the lines you are seeing… this actually is a very common drawing exercise! many times, drawing instructors will have you take a picture of something and have you turn it upside down and copy it. it’s an exercise in breaking down the internal symbolism that tells us *what things look like* instead of what we are actually seeing.
    i think you would really like the book “drawing on the right side of the brain”

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