Category Archives: creativity

Dingbats Journal, Review

I have tried three of Dingbat’s journals, two of the Wildlife and one of the Earth series, left and right, above.  A huge reason I chose them over others was their commitment to the environment, and their pretty covers. I … Continue reading

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SOSC: The Laundromat

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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Lou Grant’s Messed With Pun’kin Bread

(Above sketch in inks with Lexington Grey diluted used for shadows.) I was doing my own studio things and decided to surprise Mitchell with Pumpkin Bread. I have many of my mom’s things in the studio — I just went … Continue reading

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Tools: The Saga of the M.Graham Palette

A gift of credit at Merriartist left me with $$$ to spend on watercolors… I’ve had a few M.Graham paints and enjoyed them, but my experience was they often didn’t dry in the pans, probably because of the moist climate … Continue reading

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SoCS: Open a Book

I  journal mornings with stream of consciousness exercises, and I’m again participating 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 … Continue reading

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VSW: Egypt, 1 Cairo

View of the city of Cairo, from a photo by Evalyn Baker.  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Akkerman 21 Chinatown Red

Paraphrased from their site:  For generations the P.W. Akkerman store located in The Hague has been a well known fountain pen destination. In 2010, to mark the 100th year anniversary, PW Akkerman introduced the Akkerman inks. Originally they ink’s came … Continue reading

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