Working to finish up a journal I don’t like.
Not because of the paper — Strathmore paper is good paper.
The journal is not falling apart (I’ve stuck with THOSE.)
No, this is because the Strathmore Journal has a strange feeling cover,
and the pages don’t lay flat so I am always fighting them.
This was an early journal, so I didn’t know what I liked.
I gave all the others away, BUT I had some nice images in this one
and a couple of memories, Nicks in McMinnville and the Catholic Church and
when Mitchell split his thumb on the saw. I just could not toss it.
Then there is this, below. Seriously, I’ve had nightmares.
I didn’t have them with Bush, and I didn’t like him… but he was not Trump.
I didn’t have them with 911… I sobbed at the deaths, but was not afraid for my own life
despite what the media was trying to do to us daily.
Trump and his large band of inciting-to-riot cohorts are scaring the shit out of me.
Strathmore Journal, Jinhao pen with Diamine Regency Blue ink,
Noodler’s pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink,
Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Ancient Copper,
Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Noodler’s, De Atramentis Document, Diamine Ancient Copper Ink, De Atramentis Tobacco, and Super5 ink. Okay, some watercolors. And the kitchen sink.
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I am with you Katie on every thought of what is next… I pray for all of us.
p.s. – I had a business in downtown Portland (1986-1991) first l’quix fix that became zoolooz – were you in Portland then? (I miss everything)
No, we moved her about ten years ago when where we were living became a place for old people to die… not live, mind you, but die. Southern Oregon!
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Enjoyed your video and your sketches. I have the same sketchbook in my stash. Starting out you tend to grab this and that to try. I have not used it because of the size and hard cover. I know the future is scary. I try not read the sound bites until I know something is true and not fake. Hard to tell these days.
I’ve finally moved most of my books I don’t like on to other homes… but some I worked too long in. I’ve taken two and made them sample books for ink or watercolor. Not a bad use.
I am also staying away from reading the gloom and doom. Feeling a little Doris Day-ish, as we can’t DO much right now — Que Sera Sera. And I google and dig for the “real” news… needs a couple of big sources or sources I trust. I trust the Intercept and the Guardian…
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Not only do I love your style of painting, but you have such great penmanship!
Sending you my mother’s address….
Your style is so awesome.