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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

My First Zine: Toilet Paper

My first Zine! I took a class from Skillshare (two months free from Doodlewash, I figured why not) and was surprised at the fun of listening to Kate Bingaman-Burt’s enthusiastic class “Making Your First Zine: From Idea to Illustration“. It … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas Journal, Cat Memories

At the end of 2016 I made a commitment to finishing off wayward abandoned journals. I’ve made great headway in that, with only a couple to go. The Bright Ideas Journal isn’t one of them, Though I picked it up … Continue reading

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Florian Afflerbach: Der Zeichner

Florian Afflerbach was an amazing urban sketcher and architect. I wish I’d known him; I wrote to him once to tell him how his drawings were an inspiration to me… I’ve seen many many architects turn to art, but Florian’s … Continue reading

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Lojong 34: About Your Attitude

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are less about straight Buddhist teachings, and I think able to be shared … Continue reading

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Milking a Steer

I wrote a lot about my mom last week in my journal, as I didn’t do anything but engage her and medical people and Medicaid… my work went on hold. Our system is corrupt and we are a cruel country, … Continue reading

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USk: Williams Shopping Trip

We took a trip to the store on Saturday, not our usual day. Whenever we go to the Williams store we pass by this brightly colored green and purple store, which I thought was a children’s bookstore. Turns out it … Continue reading

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Lojong 33: Boddhisattva Vow

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are less about straight Buddhist teachings, and I think able to be shared … Continue reading

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