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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Illustration- Always learning

I have signed up several times for Lilla Rogers Mats Bootcamp class. I really enjoy it because it encourages and challenges me to create images I definitely would not do on my own and sometimes like recently gives me the opportunity to learn about something or someone new to me. This last assignment was to draw a portrait of a woman from the Suffragist Movement. Mine was Carrie Chapmann Catt who I'm embarrassed to say I didn't know about which is crazy because she was awesome and is one of the main efforts behind the 19th amendment which gave women the RIGHT to VOTE. Reading about her was truly inspiring.She also had some amazing quotes "Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life." and "Roll up your sleeves, set your mind to making history, and wage such a fight for liberty that the whole world will respect our sex." Thank you Carrie Chapman Catt for all you did. WOW!

Monday, March 5, 2018

3 inspirations

1. Love podcasts and I have been recently listening to this one.
 https://onbeing.org/ 
Just listened to this one with Sylvia Earle.
https://onbeing.org/programs/sylvia-earle-her-deepness-feb2018
She made me want to learn how to go diving and or atleast draw some creatures from the deep ocean.Her story is inspiring and her passion for the ocean deeply apparent.

Sylvia Earle: That’s the joy of being a scientist and explorer. You do what little children do. You ask questions like: Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? [laughs] And you never stop, and you never cease being surprised. It’s just impossible to be bored.

these lines felt like a poem that flowed out of her-
"But the flash and sparkle and glow of bioluminescent creatures. There were corals that just grow in a single stretch, no branches, like giant bedsprings, from the ocean floor. And when I touched them, little rings of blue fire pulsed all the way down, from where I touched to the base of these spiraling creatures."

2. This movie- Maudie
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3721954/ 

3. This illustrated book I bought awhile ago but took it off the shelf again to be awed again.
Love these illustrations by Janice Nadeau  http://www.janicenadeau.com/books/harvey/ and the story by Herve Bouchard https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herv%C3%A9_Bouchard is a beautiful one about loss and being a child.