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Three Things: The Dog Edition

2017 April 17

This week, let’s study the dog. Here are three pooches to get your pen started!


Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés, Untitled, from Unprepared & Unsorted series. Photograph.


Jasper Oostland, Pug, 2008. Acrylic on canvas.


Anna Ådén, Untitled from Midwinter Night series. Photograph.


Three Things: The Birthday Balloon Edition

2017 March 7

Today marks Hazel & Wren’s sixth birthday! While we celebrate quietly amongst ourselves, let’s write about a birthday balloon (or another occasion that calls for a balloon). Cheers!


Julie Blackmon, Birthday Girl, from Domestic Vacations. Photograph.


Jasper Oostland, Zwarte ballon (Black balloon), 2007. Acrylic/silver foil on canvas.


David Graeme Baker, Cutout, 2013. Oil on panel.


Three Things: The (Surreal) Sheep Edition

2017 January 23

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Having grown up on a sheep farm, Wren and I have a fairly good understanding of the animal. By turns aloof, curious, alert and oblivious, sheep can be really dumb as a herd, but every once in a while a surprisingly smart ewe will separate herself from the rest and impress you.

This week we’re taking writing cues from the wooly bundles, with a surreal twist.



Jane Hammond, Cabrito, 2007. Photograph.



Michael McWilliams, In the Green Room. Acrylic.



Jasper Oostland, Schaap (Sheep), 2004. Acrylic on paper.