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We got a lovely journal as a wedding gift from Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing. My husband edited his new book, Rule the Web.

Tyler Bender creates these fabulous journals from old books and assorted papers. The man’s extremely talented, and he has an Etsy shop: perfect.

I use an old book for a sketch book too, but I don’t have fancy pages, just the words of the book.

samantha hahn's sketchbook

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Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

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Same wall, different light. I took these photos in my apartment at different times of day. The orange looks completely different in each photo. People’s skin tones are also affected by the combination of natural light with the wall color. I’m trying to be more aware of this in my paintings.

Fun info about orange from Wikipedia:

[Orange] can be associated with: energy, balance, heat, fire, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, arrogance, gaudiness, danger, enthusiasm, desire. [According to] chromatherapists, orange stands for the kindheartedness and warmheartedness of an individual. Astonishing results are ascribed to the use of the color orange to treat mental illness, depressions, discontent, and pessimism. Orange could be applied for the treatment of loss of appetite, anemia, anorexia, and digestive system discomforts. A person with an excess of orange could express confusion, tiredness, and pessimism.

Uh-oh, I live with a lot of orange … I’m really tired and hungry, got to go.

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