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Dion Dior
Artist, Mother, Wife, Traveller
Artist, Mother, Wife, Traveller

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They're Still The Best
It's been a couple of years now, and I'm still using Stillman & Birn Sketchbooks .  Not for any other reason than they are still the best books you can get. .. EPSILON SERIES Heavyweight - 150 gsm - White - Smooth Finish .. Recommended for: Pen & Ink - Dry ...

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Carry On
Yes indeed, it's been many many months since I've posted, and of that I make no apology.  It simply means that I have been consumed not only with my work, my family and life in general, but also with my art. Taking time out to create for myself mens nurturi...

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The Last of Autumn
This past year has been a year of transition.  Many changes have taken place, and I have felt like I have shed many layers.   I watched a beautiful autumn come and go in the mid-west in a state of quiet transition.  Much like other elements of my life, my a...

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Announcement About My Online Classes
With the coming of a new year comes profound change all around.  This change has descended upon my life in ways that have been unexpected to me.  Everyone goes through periods of deep transition, and although challenging, these experiences are necessary to ...

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Taking a Break
I will be taking a short break from blogging while I focus on my family. Please keep in touch with me via my Facebook and Twitter pages and I will be back blogging soon. Hugs xx Dion.

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Quality Time in a Cafe
My summer sketching challenge is done for this year.  A few months ago I set myself a task to sketch everyday and capture the nuances of the Iowa summer.  What a joyful experience it's been for me. The highlight was definitely the time I got to spend with m...

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Summer Sketching: Summer Park Studies
Today I'm sharing another page from my Stillman & Birn "Alpha" sketchbook.  This is a study I did over summer during my "Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook" class.  The Cedar River runs right through where I live in Iowa and with it brings a host of natural in...

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Summer Sketching: Summer Feast
Nothing says summer like a summer BBQ.  We didn't have too many this year, time seemed to get away from us, but of those we did, it was worth it.  This is just a quick scribble in my "Alpha" sketchbook.  Watercolor and Watercolor Pencils.  Sometimes it's th...

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Summer Sketching: Gentle Pond
This sketch was done over summer during my "Keeping a Watercolor Sketchbook" class that I taught at the beautiful "Waterloo Center for the Arts".  I remember this evening, a beautiful summer night, lots of Canada Geese around, families enjoying their twilig...

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Summer Sketching: Vibrant Lilies
My children go back to school today!  My 9yo daughter is heading into 5th Grade and my little 6yo autistic son finally heads off to Kindergarten..  He'll have a lot of help with a full-time aide and his sister close by, but it's still one of the most emotio...
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