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purple hand

When I draw with crayons, I like to make bodies unusual colours. Mostly because I’m so conscious of wanting to represent diversity in my creative work. I want people to be able to see themselves in the things I create – to recognize bits that correspond to their own experience. I don’t want to draw […]

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hearts

I love drawing hearts. They’re sappy and saccharine, but they’re also earnestly good feeling. And how can you fault that? What do hearts make you think of? What colour or medium would make a heart appropriate for you? “The shape _________” What inspired this prompt?

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patchwork

I have a fascination with patchwork patterns. I am constantly creating patchwork designs of my own, and whenever I see a patchwork pattern that intrigues me, I photograph it to keep on file for inspiration. When you see a patchwork quilt, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind? If you had a heritage […]

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hands

Yesterday I drew these hands. Today when I look at the picture I see all sorts of possibilities: entreating hands, receiving hands, giving hands… Like the half full / half empty glass, which kinds of hands are yours? Giving? Or receiving? What do the colours orange and red suggest to you? “Great Spirit __________” ~ […]

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vine

I made this fanciful drawing of a vine. It reminded me of Jack and the Beanstalk, the fairy tale where a bean grows way up into the sky, and Jack climbs it to a giant’s house. Would you plant a magical bean? Would you climb a vine all the way to the sky? What would […]

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rain

The weather has been so unusual lately. Freezing, thawing, freezing, thawing… snow, rain, snow, rain. Flipping and flopping within the space of a day or two. They’re calling for more rain this week. All the snow from yesterday will probably melt away. How much difference can a few degrees make to your situation? What if […]

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reversed flowers

I drew a picture of flowers, and then started to fill in the colours “backwards”: Pink for sky and leaves, green for the blossoms. What is your favorite colour of flowers? If you were the creator of the world, what colour(s) would you make everything? “Where did the water __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to […]

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