Illustrated Breath: An Artist's Blog

This artist's blog is a view into the wandering mind of a diagonal person in a linear world. Here you will find a variety of thoughts, insights, adventures, inspiration, and creative instruction.

My father always said that there were two kinds of people in the world, horizontal and vertical, however, I was diagonal. My sister would then speak up and say, "She's askew and not even on the same plane." It took me years to realize that this slant was actually a good thing and just like a slide, a whole lot of FUN.

Welcome to an artist's blog; a deep dive into an artist's world.

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Reflections from an Inktober Survivor

There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself.

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#Inktober2019

“Don’t try to recreate something you’ve done before. Challenge yourself constantly.” (Suzanne Partridge)

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The Creation of a Concept Character

“An artist is not paint for his labor, but for his vision.” James McNeill Whistler

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The Art of Photo…….shop?

The Photoshop is art and not photography debate.

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It’s All a Masquerade

A time of living it up before you have to live it down.

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Between Two Elephants

The above artwork is strange and bizarre, but an anxiety attack can be just as strange and bizarre. For as long as I can remember this particular vision would pop up out of nowhere. I say vision because it would happen while fully awake. I would be quietly sitting in math class and then, without …

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Inspire Your Heart

Art surrounds us even when we do not realize it. It is the music we listen to, the packaging on the products we buy, the painting hanging in the museum.

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Inspiration is fed by curiosity, for without curiosity innovation and inspiration would not occur.

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New Year, Now What?

Here we are one week into a new year and I can already hear the clock ticking. Tick, tick, tick, at least that’s the sound that clocks use to make, now it has no sound at all. Time is a complete silence waiting for us to start the race, but if it is not making …

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The Art of Disappointment

Ahhhhhh.  Disappointment, the gum on the shoe of every artist.  Difficult to remove and a constant reminder of a step once taken.

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