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Lynda Shoup
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Artist Librarian
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The Artist's Way
I've been hearing about The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron for a long time now. Several years ago my friend Cindi Huss told me about the book and about morning pages. I didn't read the book, but I got the gist and started doing them off and on. About a year ...

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International Women's Day
International Women's Day journal page. The prompt I was working on was "primary". The librarian in automatically thinks of primary documents. So I chose two from the National Archives - one of suffragettes marching on Bastille Day (they ended up in jail) a...

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Try it or trash it
Yesterday I read a blogpost by Jen Morris on her website Jen Morris Creative  entitled What I'm reading this year: 17 books in 2017 .  She realized that she has many inspirational books sitting unread on her shelves and she is aiming to do something about t...

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Have Journal Will Travel
It seems that the majority of my arting has been done on the go. While I continue to try to get my art desk under control, I haven't spent much time at it. So I'm getting pretty good at creating wherever I am and in mini-bursts. More often than not, time at...

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Average No More
Life changing events are not always large. They can be small, seemingly insignificant things that would have no effect on others. They can be something another would forget within the hour.  In High School I found out that my GPA was in the middle of my cla...

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Art on the Run
On the run.  All the time.  Art comes along for the ride now.   Little books made in coffee shops,  in the car and  waiting for something I had to wait for.  No longer remembered, but taking time. Bits ready for paint, or glue or stamping can go with me  an...

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Background Knowledge
I recently came to the conclusion that I need to add more layers to my work...that I just don't push forward as far as I really want to go. I wrote a blog post about it.  Well, this week I started trying Morning Pages again. It is an exercise that comes fro...

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Blogging for Connection
From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.  "What question?" you ask. That question.  Why do we blog?  If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.  "Why this tea in particular?"you may we...

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Blogging for Connection
From time to time most bloggers ask themselves the question.  "What question?" you ask. That question.  Why do we blog?  If you are asking this question, pull up a seat and have a cold glass of peach infused ice tea.  "Why this tea in particular?"you may we...

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Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
It's getting to be a tradition for me - a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint.  This year I took a class call...
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