Indian Paintbrush

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California wildflowers are deeply connected to memories of my childhood.
Until World Watercolor Month I had only a fleeting understanding of that,
but the more I choose to paint California wildflowers, the more I am aware!
Somehow, when you draw or paint something, it enters your being on a different level.

Walking our dog Cindy with my Mom behind South Coast Hospital,
we looked for the bright orange brushes.  They also were on the walks east away
from the barn on my grandparents ranch.
You have to have wild spaces, something California has largely lost,
and wild is endangered in Oregon as well.
My drafting teacher in high school was from Hawaii.
Ed Bowen never went back, because what he saw in pictures
was ruined from his memories.
In many ways it is that way for me — there was still lots of wild
and safe and friendly and small town when I was a kid in So Cal.
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Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document ink,
and Sennelier, Holbein, and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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About dkatiepowellart

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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