Tag Archives: a cartoonist’s life

when winter comes, you won’t be sorry for “wasting” a sunny autumn day

And there is no better companion for a time wasting walk than a camera.  Playing around with a very narrow depth of field in the garden on the corner, with sort-of-impressionistic results … the striped ornamental grass is cheerful and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 129: giant space rat

Regular reader Wolfie and the amazing Masako were here at World Headquarters this morning on their way to Chicago to see the Magrittes.  (They took me along and we had a great time in spite of the crowded galleries.)  While … Continue reading

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party animals

I am at a house painting party. Here are two of my hosts. (The next day:  This was the first post with multiple images in it I have ever posted from my phone.  After some consideration, and in honor of … Continue reading

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heart of willow

We had a closer call here than we knew at the time.  Yesterday afternoon we had one of those brief and terrible storms, the kind that send your phone vibrating off the edge of the desk with three urgent weather … Continue reading

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the apocalyptic plastic beast

Spent way too much time in the art supply/educational materials store taking close up photographs of a malevolent plastic animal. Seriously, have you ever seen such a threatening expression on the face of a plastic animal in your life?  “I … Continue reading

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t shirts

This afternoon, with notebook and phone camera. Three loads of clean T shirts hanging on the lines in the backyard for the second day in a row.  Brought them in yesterday afternoon, damp around their collars, when it started to … Continue reading

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the hunting dragon– or is it a dinosaur?

In the dust of the parking lot, a big brown grasshopper buzzes low, seems to stop, folds its wings, and drops into the dust where the construction equipment stood all summer.  It is followed immediately by a sparrow, equally brown, … Continue reading

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big rain notebook

A long day of torrential rain, with lots of things in progress and nothing finished– so perhaps this would be a good time for a wander through the famous cartoonist’s notebook: Q: Why is it so dark in this house? … Continue reading

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nostalgia

Remember that time we went to the “Khyber Pass” and I found a whole lamb chop in the lamb curry? (Down among the neck bones … writing this was my major accomplishment of the day, superseding even cleaning out the … Continue reading

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things to want and buy

A cartoonist spent a day out today, wandering across two counties, scribbling in her notebook, taking pictures of random objects, eating in cafes, and shopping.  There were many things to want and buy! Which of the following did she bring … Continue reading

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