Week 22: Gene Wilder

“There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination.  Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be. ”  — Gene Wilder as Willie Wonka Who:  Gene Wilder, born Jerome Silberman (1933-2016) What: American actor, screenwriter, and author Where: Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Why:  Gene Wilder is possibly best known for his roleContinue reading “Week 22: Gene Wilder”

Week 21: Sherman Alexie

  “You know, people speak in poetry all the time. They just don’t realize it.”  –Sherman Alexie Who:  Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. What: Native American writer, poet and filmaker Where: Born and raised on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington and now lives in Seattle, WA. Why: Sherman is an incredible storyteller, and every timeContinue reading “Week 21: Sherman Alexie”

Week 20: Great Grandma Ma Doll Johnson

“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” — Elizabeth Cady Stanton ( 1815-1902 . Leading figure in the women’s rights movement and social activist). Who:  Ma Doll Johnson What: My great great grandmother on my father’s side. Where: Her family homesteaded in the late 1800’s in the Wallowa Valley in Northeastern Oregon. Why:  I have always been proudContinue reading “Week 20: Great Grandma Ma Doll Johnson”

Week 19: John Muir

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”     —John Muir A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE PLANNER WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK IN 2016. *************************************************** Who:  John Muir What: Naturalist, author, farmer, orchardist, and advocate for the preservation of wilderness.Continue reading “Week 19: John Muir”

Week 18: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”  – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE PLANNER WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK IN 2016. *************************************************** Who:  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. What: Spiritual leader of Tibet who travels the world speaking on behalf of theContinue reading “Week 18: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama”

Week 17: Anna Cummings

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” –Albert Einstein A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE DAILY PLANNER OF SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Anna Cummings When:  October 7th, 1997 Where: Spokane, Washington Why: This lovely girl is my first born niece who graduatedContinue reading “Week 17: Anna Cummings”

Week 16: Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing.”      –Frida Kahlo A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE DAILY PLANNER OF SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Frida Kahlo When:  Born July 6th,Continue reading “Week 16: Frida Kahlo”

Week 15: Nelleke Verhoeff

A SKETCH IN MY MOLESKINE DAILY PLANNER OF SOMEONE WHO INSPIRES ME, ONCE A WEEK, EVERY WEEK, IN 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Nelleke Verhoeff, an artist at Red Cheeks Factory and Sketchbook Skool Teacher When: Began illustration and design  work in 2007, after starting a business (Yepr) Where:  Lives in Rotterdam, Holland. Why: This week inContinue reading “Week 15: Nelleke Verhoeff”

Week 14: Janet Angelier

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”   Albert Einstein A sketch in my Moleskine planner who inspires me, once a week, every week in 2016. *************************************************** Who:  Janet Angelier What: My third grade teacher and inspiration for me to sketch my world. Where:  Lake SpokaneContinue reading “Week 14: Janet Angelier”

Week 13: Merle Haggard

A sketch in my Moleskine daily planner of someone who inspires me, once a week, every week, in 2016. ******************************************* Who:    Merle Haggard When:  Born April 6, 1937 , died April 6th, 2016 Where: Born in California, and spent his entire career touring the  country Why:    Merle embodied what most people think ofContinue reading “Week 13: Merle Haggard”