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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

VSW: Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, Paris

The very modern Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, from a Google image on Virtual Sketchwalk (yes I wish I was in Paris!) Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. I love greys; few are what I call a straight grey, neither blue … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue

 I like what Birmingham says on their website: “We started Birmingham Pen Co. in 2012 in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the doors of our first retail shop opening to the public in 2016. The region of Pittsburgh where … Continue reading

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Inky Blue Posie

My inky posie is in Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink. This layered so nicely.  I used 2-3 layers, which often doesn’t work, but maybe thoroughly drying in between helps — Or the slight water resistance in the ink. I won’t … Continue reading

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Wax Resist Pencils

I use a fluid resist sometimes, but an urban sketcher had a good pencil he was using and I asked him repeatedly what that might be and he even answered me once but without giving me the name of it… … Continue reading

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SoCS: Anti-Social

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.  I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art! You can … Continue reading

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Bottles!

Bottles matter! The right bottle helps sell your ink! A nice shape, brown preferably because it helps protect the ink inside. A not too tall bottle or pear shaped is ideal so it doesn’t tip. And of course, a beautiful … Continue reading

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VSW: Tuileries, Paris

Tuileries, from an image by Demi Kalfa for Virtual Sketchwalk. Robert Oster’s Green at Night is new to me, on sale at Vanness in Grandpa’s Basement. *I shouldn’t tell you about Grandpa’s basement because, more for me.* It has rich … Continue reading

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