Category Archives: art journal

Memory PenBBS

Thomas Blanchard was an online friend. We traded watercolors, pens, and ink, and chatted on two platforms. He knew I wanted this PenBBS and it was no longer available, and was going to sell it to me because that was … Continue reading

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Killing Winter With Orange, Pens

Showing my orange pens some love — especially as I added a new pen to the lineup, a bright orange Nemosine — so cheery to use when it is grey skies for a month. Beat the doldrums! Kill winter with … Continue reading

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VSW: Whatcom Falls

View of the Whatcom Falls, near Bellingham, WA; from an image on Wikipedia.  Sketched with a Sailor Fude De Mannen Calligraphy Bamboo Angle 55 Degrees pen with Robert Oster Muddy Swamp ink.  The fude nibs have given me nothing but … Continue reading

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SoCS: Meowr

I  journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises, and participate in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday  whenever I have time.  I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art!  You … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

I wanted to be writing a different kind of blog about my artwork “Morning Coffee” today. I sketch about our lives, and especially times with Mitchell and the cats, the best times of the day, cooking, laughing, color, sharing. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

I made the best spicy chicken pot au feau! Mitchell loved it — and I love it in all its incarnations but he loved this one because of the rich beet broth addition. This WILL help heal a cold! BTW, … Continue reading

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Tools: Sailor Mo Tangerine Ink

No Lojong today… Wicked busy shellacking to a deadline! First trip to Oblation Papers here in Portland. It took a friend visiting from out of town — so sorry I had not gone before but better for my wallet! Great … Continue reading

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