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No one reads a comic strip because it’s drawn well. They read it because it makes them laugh! When I give a presentation about visual thinking tools, I ask folks to “raise your hand if you can draw.” Very few hands go up. If I asked that question in a kindergarten class, EVERY hand would […]

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AEDM Day 12: Landscape Exercises

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 12, 2015 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I have it in my head that I do not like drawing/painting landscapes, and that I suck at it. After spending a bit of time with one of Claudia Nice‘s books on nature drawing, I decided to give it another shot. I’m not sure it’s entirely finished; part of what I liked about the scene […]

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AEDM Day 16: Gray Day

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 16, 2014 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

Today I followed the admonition to “play with the art materials you’re afraid to use!” I have a stash of these expensive colored papers I never know what to do with. I love the dark, moody energy of this image, with the contrast of the bright yellow scarf saving it from being totally depressing. I’m […]

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AEDM Day 9: Faces

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 9, 2014 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

These faces were created quickly with ink in a dropper, following a prompt in Carla Sondheim’s Drawing Lab. I am kind of a control freak so this very UNcontrolled method was unpleasant and anxiety-producing at first! Eventually I came to enjoy it and quite like a few of them; I will go at some of […]

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In the spirit of my 2014 “I Dare Me!” challenge to do something new everyday, I just HAD to purchase this strange fruit that shared a shelf with rambutan and dragon fruit. It’s called Buddha Hand or Fingered Citron, and I have NO idea what to do with it…except photograph (and eventually draw) it!

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Spent some time today experimenting with drawing on my iPad. Many of my colleagues use tablets for much of their graphic work but I do not enjoy it much. I haven’t practiced enough for it to flow effortlessly and keep wanting to JUST GRAB A PEN ALREADY!! Plus the results always seem crude, my line […]

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I’ve written before about my Year of New Things, and the transformative effect it has been having on my daily life. This summer, I went to Europe for the first time: six weeks of new countries, new cities, new food, new languages, new money, new transportation systems. I had a blast! When I got home […]

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I’m now into Month 3 in my quest to do something new every day. My birthday in February was quite delightful – I let go of my control freak ways and let my wife plan an entire day of newness. I never knew what was next until it happened. It was a blast! Here are […]

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My New Year’s Resolution to do something new everyday garners interesting reactions. Some question my rules. (What happens if you skip a day, do you have to make it up? Do you plan them out a week ahead of time? You did three different kinds of different puzzles, does that really count as three things […]

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My approach to New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 has been heavily influenced by the book I Dare Me by LuAnn Cahn. For an entire year, Cahn did something new every day – something she had either never done before in her life, or had not done since childhood. I’m not sure why this idea has […]