New Moon 4th of July



It’s that time of year when everyone in the West living
near forests and fields worries about fireworks.
Crazily, they still allow personal street fireworks as part of a RIGHT
as if people’s homes, livelihood and our lovely forests are not a right too…
We’ve already heard what sounds like M80s pop-pop-pop!
We’ll be spending our time in the studio so if there is a problem
we can evacuate as we call the fire department.
Can’t have museum artifacts and take a chance.
Good news, from our studio we can see half a dozen fireworks shows on the Columbia.

New Moon Astrology is wild right now.  Andandashree advises us to:
“Steady the mind, anchor your truth, and prepare yourself for the incoming storms…
If possible, take time for self-care and healing practices and avoid harsh situations
and isolation. Practicing mindfulness-based meditation will be especially
soothing at this time, as well as taking peaceful walks in natural settings.”
Based on our in-and-out of ER these past few days, I think we will lay low anywho!

world-watercolor-month-square-badge-31-paintings1This is my first time using Fineline masking fluid;
amazingly easy stuff, and nice thin lines!
It is blue so it is also easy to see.
So many budding watercolorists don’t want
to do World Watercolor Month —
but let me say this about that:
Do it from whatever place you are in!
I’m working on washes and learning masking fluid and deepening colors to have them pop, and
developing my writing —
while working on several commissions.

Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen,
Lamy Al-Star, De Atramentis Document black ink; Fineline masking fluid;
and Sennelier, Holbein, and Daniel Smith watercolors.


 ©D. Katie Powell.
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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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2 Responses to New Moon 4th of July

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’ll never understand why people need personal fireworks. There are more than enough organized shows to attend. The fireworks are better, the shows are usually free and they are safe. The backyard morons have landed stuff on my roof, in my driveway and they drive our dog (most dogs) seriously crazy. I get it, freedom, and all that, but freedom shouldn’t be just for special people.


    • Blood boils at what is at risk. I always think that ones personal freedom ends where it undermines others. So standing on a streetcorner and preaching, fair game. Lighting fireworks off anywhere near my house/forest/lands not fair game. And in the PNW a LOT of this is due to the fricking BoyScouts. They make their money off it in June…. Perhaps personal fireworks should be lit at public places like baseball and football fields, where their are platney of wide open spaces and fire trucks nearby. Or maybe I am turning into the world’s biggest curmudgeon!

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