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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

Workspace Voyeur: Desktop Diaries

I am a workspace voyeur… I was sent this YouTube video on Oliver Sacks Desk, and what is even better, it is a series. Desk Porn. Back to watching… Many of us spend more waking hours at our desk than … Continue reading

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Death in the Family

My mom died December 1. I have something to say, but not yet, and have work to continue and so am keeping to that and writing and such until after this new moon. I was working on the piece above … Continue reading

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A Frightening Week

Dear Friends: This blog post has peeps writing with concern. Know that the cats are okay, and we took five full days and unplugged and slept. Now back to the proper blog post! Without knowing what was coming this week, … Continue reading

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USK: My Birthday Pen Changed…

I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading

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USK: The Old Police Stable

I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading

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Voting Days, Going Back in Postings….

November 6 was a nail-biting day, and the day when I began my new Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Never have I seen our country so divided and uncaring about all of our inhabitants. The story of Maha-Durgha is the best one … Continue reading

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A Long Look Back Starts with Gratitude

Of course, I’ve not been posting. Exhaustion, family issues, cats sick, and The Big Move. And a bit depressed about the state of our country… We have now had a day or two to sleep deeply, and sleep has buoyed … Continue reading

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