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    The Lost Doll

    The Lost Doll By Sandy Brown Jensen When I was a little girl, I was doll crazy. I dressed my dolls obsessively, and I was lucky enough to have an Aunt Mel who loved to make doll clothes for my girls. I sat them around the picnic table and taught them; and I became a teacher. I invited them to tea parties and cooked for them in my doll kitchen; and I became an avid home cook and dinner party…

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    How to OOZE with Catharine Gill, Professional Artist


    How to OOZE with Catharine Gill, Professional Artist

    How to OOZE with Catharine Gill, Professional Artist By Cheryl Renee Long I designated 2015 as a year of professional development for myself. Looking for the right workshop, I first attended a major watercolor conference in Seattle. Breakout sessions included demos by 4 prominent artists. I chose Catharine Gill based on the quality of her paintings. She is a landscape painter, and I like her…

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    A Picture of Your Dreams


    In this post, I talk about drawing dreams, dream mandalas, and the Mysterious Night Vision Field Journal.

    “Tree Woman with Fire Sticks” This image was more of a “waking dream” as I drew what spontaneously appeared in my mind’s eye. That is heart and soul of the Mysterious Night Vision Field Journal experience. Today’s Daily Create is to draw a picture of a place you have been to in your dreams. I think this activity is a good way to introduce a class that Cheryl Long and I are developing to run…

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    Between Worlds In this collage, my head is in two…


    Between Worlds
    In this collage, my head is in two worlds–the watery, timeless world of dream & imagination below and the world of Time above. There are people-shaped vacancies like souls coming and going and hands that work “as above so below.”

    I meant it to be about creating poised between two worlds, but Peter said it was me as a teacher keeping my head barely above water; like the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe with “so many students she didn’t know what to do.” And who am I to say he’s wrong?

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