Bike Trip Days 2-4

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Bike Trip Day 1

From Bozeman to Livingston. Staying at the Murray Hotel. 

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Mandala from scraps

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This one started with the punched out scraps from some kraft paper stencils. Glued down, a little watercolor, and lots of doodles!  Never waste cool scraps!

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Remembering the Purple One

A friend of mine recently said that he felt sad that he’s appreciating Prince so much after he’s gone, and didn’t do so when he was alive. I feel the same. And I spent some time thinking about why this is so. Here’s what I concluded:

Prince was such a huge and integral part of many of our lives for so long that his presence was simply there. Like trees, flowers and rain (purple?). We never noticed how his presence filled our world. Until he was gone. And now his absence is a yawning void. One that is shocking and incomprehensible. So we wind up here, in the ether, grasping at every small part of him we can find. Simply to try and fill that chasm and make it a size we can absorb and understand.

It is amazing that one diminutive, kind, eccentric soul could fill so much space in the world. That monuments all over the globe were lit purple the night he died. That every performer on stage that night did some kind of cover of one of his songs. That this electric world we inhabit was suddenly filled with tributes and tears.

We shouldn’t feel bad for suddenly appreciating him more now that he’s gone. We are simply ensuring that he will continue to be present in our world.

 

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I haven’t posted since December!  Not because I haven’t been being creative. I joined Lifebook again this year. Although I admit to not being as diligent as last year. I’ve taken several more workshops with Jane Davenport.

Life just has a way of taking over. My consulting practice is thriving. Family is great. It’s all good. But I find that blogging isn’t immediate enough for me right now. I like Instagram.  That’s where I post and hang out.  Join me there. I’d love to see you. @dylanbug

I’ll still try to drop in here for bigger posts now and then. Thanks for following!

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Lifebook 2015 – The End

It’s been such a big year for me artistically.  I joined Lifebook 2015 in January and followed along all year.  I took several classes from Jane Davenport.  My art was featured in a public show.  And I sold several pieces!

2016 holds more of the same – I hope!  I’ve learned so much and have improved exponentially over the year.  I will try to do more flip-throughs of my work from other projects as well.

Here’s my Lifebook.  Thanks Tamara and all of the great teachers this year!

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Dragonfly Watercolor

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Watercolor, pen and ink.
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