The Studio Chronicles by Luisa

Drawing Artist working with watercolour, gouache and oil pastel I write about creative process, love of drawing and share lots of inspiring findings. Subscribe to get the monthly letter. Visit my website to see my work:

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Video Library Reorganization!

Hello you! A quick note to let you know that AT LAST Patreon decided to implement organization tools and now The Studio Chronicles video library is cleaner and easier to navigate. Ahhh the history... Patreon introduced collections and I’ve been slowly arranging the 100+ posts into logical groups...
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18 days ago • 1 min read

More things to consider

Hello Reader, It's been a while both here and maybe on other online spaces. I had a few rough patches along my chemo treatments. Some very ghastly episodes that involved a hospital stay and so many side effects that I questioned if chemo was even worth it. In the meantime I lost all desire to...
about 1 month ago • 2 min read

I Was on a Podcast!

Hello Reader,​ This month I'm pondering the question: Where is home? Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease. - Naguib Mahfouz You will probably see me share this quote over and over. It had a profound impact when I read it. It was a fleeting post on IG...
3 months ago • 1 min read

Life Flipped Over

Hello Reader, This is a page from my journal, edited and formatted for The Studio Chronicles. I've been searching nonstop for something. I thought I had it, but it didn't last. Distraction is an everyday challenge, being curious and interested in dozens of things simultaneously isn't helpful...
5 months ago • 3 min read
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The Year of The Drawing Practice

Hello Reader, Have you ever wondered what you call a person who draws? Usually a draughts-person or simply an artist. But lately, I've been itching to find a more specific term that might fit better. I've shuffled from illustration to drawing to painting and back again. Constantly feeling that...
8 months ago • 2 min read

Blank Slates and Other Compulsions

Hello Reader, This year I fantasized about a clean slate multiple times. I wanted to delete all my posts on my IG. I wanted to delete my website and my Patreon page. I wanted to clean out my studio and keep only a small set of watercolours, pencils, and a few tubes of gouache. Two sketchbooks. I...
9 months ago • 4 min read

Oil Pastel Freedom is Available!

Oil Pastel Freedom is now available! Needless to say, all the emotions that my mind and body can produce are having a party. It’s taken a while to produce. At first, I made the rookie mistake of wanting to include all the things but realized that it would overwhelm everybody, including...
about 1 year ago • 1 min read
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