Category Archives: Visual journal

Thoughts on Spiders

Today’s entry:¬†http://madinpursuit.com/Journal2013/20130901.html

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Literary Experiments Continue

An “aleatory” technique makes use of chance and randomness. Here I took my self-defining quotations from 1965 and 1970, cut them apart, shook them up and drew out a couple batches of words to rearrange into a “statement.” Results below. … Continue reading

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Words, Birds, Nerds, Turds

Never had much feel for poetry, but DT inspired me to take a look at some playful methods for teasing out a bit more light from the darkness. One way to do this is by setting up a mechanical process … Continue reading

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Rescuing Old Photos: Islamic China

From ChinaBest_TIF At age 43 I took the trip that changed everything. Five weeks on the Karakoram Highway in Central Asia (with Jim at age 60) resulted in (1) marriage, (2) a novel written, and (3) an enduring perspective on … Continue reading

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Self Portrait

The newspaper is calling for self-portraits as part of the local Neighborhood of the Arts project. I couldn’t resist. Something about me. I tarted up my old chestnut, with the shoulder brats (?) angels (?) pundits (ok), added some background … Continue reading

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Doodling Means Progress?

Trying to develop some little visuals for my book project. Something simple… iconic. Roads. Dangling. Risk-taking. Waters rising. Epiphanies. Anyway, work in progress.

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Roadtrip: Lingering Reflections

I have work piled up — writing, selling — but I’m having trouble letting go of our time on the road. This is a diagram I started in a motel room and have been working on today (in Adobe Illustrator). … Continue reading

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Revelation

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Practicing: Brain to Computer

Saturday’s drawing of a cartoon figure on a photo looked like I had some kind of palsy. Wobbly lines can be artsy, but only if they’re on purpose. I blame my tools, of course. Fast forward: I changed out my … Continue reading

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Who’s Got Your Back?

Playing around with some ideas… liking the thought of combining the cartoon “me” with photos. This didn’t turn out like I envisioned (what does?), but just doing it is progress. (Photos top: Catherine Martin Dunne [ggmo], Maggie Keville Flanagan [ggmo]; … Continue reading

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