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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

Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Four

doodle flowers this one was white but that just bored me so I got to play god/dess and wrap that pretty shape in yellow and oranges and cheerful colors! right now several days are attacking at once and each day … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Three

This little pen changed everything. Vintage Pelikan P20 Twist Fountain Pen (while they are still available) with its soluble black ink and a nib that slides on the paper (for about $10) is such a joy! I use the empty … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Redux

doodle flowers draw it down keep moving don’t think too much…     To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies

Sitting in brown skies is getting to me… Had to stop drawing fires skies and move to posies… They lift the spirit to doodle them…   Making my own field up, flowers that won’t grow together and oh they make … Continue reading

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Rona2: Oregon on Fire

There is not a lot to say… You’d have to have been in a coma not to know what is going on as Oregon has made world news for months, and now it is all about the fires. The skies … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rochester and Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram, and her posts on the Rochester protests compelled me to see the Daniel Prude video for myself. I wept. I was sorry I’d watched it before bed… but if I am horrified … Continue reading

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Rona2: 100 Days of Protest, 2

I also listened to speeches given by various BLM activists. None call for violence, and in fact call for passive resistance, staying together, and what to do when the PPB arrests you in violation of your right to free speech … Continue reading

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Rona2: 100 Days of Protest, 1

Each night I spend 1-2 hours watching raw and live videos of what is happening in Portland to the protesters. Yes, TO the protesters. Fake News and simply poor reporting is partially to blame for people thinking that BLM protesters … Continue reading

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Using Watercolour vs Sketching Journals

Covid changed my journal use yet again. Between the pandemic, sequestration, and the Portland protests, I began to write pages in my sketching journal… because that is what I carry with me, and I felt like I was writing to … Continue reading

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Linda Fishing

I loved this image of my bestest friend from High School! She goes fishing (catch and release) on a lake near her home — Such a joyful image to sketch! Now I have her image forever in my art journal! … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Street in France

From an image from Evalyn Baker of a street in Languedoc, France! I took great liberties with color! Never before have I appreciated Virtual Sketching as much as I do now; late at night after tough days sketching saves me. … Continue reading

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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 22-31

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the first post go here; the second post go here. the third post, here;  below, my completion. Saturday when no one intrudes.  Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Cars, Languedoc, France

From an image from Annette Morris old rusting cars, France! Mixing watercolors and soluble inks. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Saint-Siffret, France

Sketched from a photo from artist Tom Brudzinski streets of Saint-Siffret, France! No watercolor and inks! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, … Continue reading

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True Love, Sweets!

Cooking is important again… and has stayed that way for months! We don’t buy baked goods and other deli items while shopping now… GREAT cookie recipe from http://www.butterbaking.com! I had only brown sugar, and now have a versatile recipe that … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Pigasse, France

From an image from Annette Morris of a Canal du Midi, Pigasse, France! No watercolor, inks! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, … Continue reading

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Rona2: In the Groove with Rancho Gordo

You are not hearing me rave as much about Rancho Gordo beans because I am kinda getting into a groove with them.  I cook more of them in the manner described on their site, and then mix it up with … Continue reading

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The Sketchpack Project 2020, 12-21

Continuing with the Sketchpack Project on “Emotional Body: If you’d like to see the first post go here; the second post go here. In the second post I talked about overwhelm and upset, and finally working through it.  These images … Continue reading

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