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World Watercolor Month: Himalayan Poppy

Fell in love with the paper-thin petals in the soft blue; I’ve not seen this flower before. Painted from an image from a friend. For these watercolor posies I am trying out a new book (to me) from Hand-Book, one … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Crocus

I don’t know whose image I painted from, but I thank them. flowers are so good for releasing an artist’s block. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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World (Not) Watercolor Month: Orange Daisies

I know I won’t be able to keep up with the one-a-day watercolor, but when I do them I enjoy them! These took me way back to being a kid in the 60’s, avocado and orange and pop-culture flower power! … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sweet Peas / Creative Block

I am in a creative slump. I’ve been in this stuck place for weeks and pushed myself to sketch posies — which usually works — but nothing is working.  Painting these flowers has been like slogging through mud.  I told … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Dan’s Purple Flower

Flower from an image by Dan Antion, a good photographer and writer-blogger, met through blogging and he is a friend who also lets me steal his images from which to paint. I love that I am starting this new book … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Coffee Ritual

We have a coffee ritual.  Mitchell makes the coffee. I slice the fresh ginger for him. Beautiful cups, and sliced fresh ginger, brown sugar and milk make a heavenly coffee. Mitchell puts his finger in it for extra sweetness. I’ve … Continue reading

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Holidays

Every year I make some sort of holiday card… But this year we are working through the holidays for a client, so no time! Working this year is a good year to do it because it is a bad year … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 6, Chinatown, Redo

Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Thought I might leave this as is… Then I didn’t!  Not sure I did it any good… I’ve been playing with inks now I have to warm up to go back to watercolors! To … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 6, Chinatown

Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Started with a line drawing, as always. and perhaps it will stay that way…! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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VOTE!

GO VOTE! I’ve never been this anxiety ridden about an election. Please go vote, take the time, our lives and our country depend on it. This is why I haven’t been drawing… Just too crazy worried. To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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Abalone #notinktober

#Notinktober is over… But I am not over with inks! I was waylaid by two things: work, and a project that I want to finish and knowing how things go I thought I best get going early. Today I am … Continue reading

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RBG Missed #notinktober

I have a few sketches of her passing in my journal. I was a fan long before, and if you haven’t read her biography, it is a great read. She was what we need right now… NOT Amy. I love … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 5, #notinktober

Art in Sydney Image for reference by Debi Taylor, shown bottom. Started with a line drawing, as always. This artwork was frightening in its twisting complexity: I almost gave up many times… but then there is that half-finished drawing in … Continue reading

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Posies Again #notinkober

Ink drawing of Linda’s garden with a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges. Then many inks painted… To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pentel Aquash … Continue reading

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Booksellers #notinktober

We watched the movie The Booksellers and it was so good…. I want to step back in time to a different place where things were slower and instant gratification was not the high point of everyone’s life. So many great … Continue reading

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Amy’s Girls #notinktober

If 2020 can get worse, then electing Amy Coney Barrett will be the icing on the year. My mother had a good job in the defense industry, writing manuals for various things she could not talk about.  There were deadlines … Continue reading

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Navratri #notinktober

The Durgha Festival is on, Navratri, and ten nights of a celebration of the many faces of the goddess is in full swing. Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Opal Green ink. She sits on my desk, a reminder of strong … Continue reading

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Birthday Cooking 2020

We spent a weekend cooking for ourselves… WE both have arthritis and need things that work for us, and many “gluten-free” items are made with potato flour, because cooks think that doesn’t bother people — but that is also a … Continue reading

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