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We get such interesting projects in the studio. These pocket-sized Chinese Lion Guards were beautiful after being cleaned and oiled. I drew her in De Atramentis Document Brown ink. After grisaille work in Lexington Grey ink, I began layering Robert … Continue reading
Sharada Navratri, nine nights (ten days) which celebrates the many faces of the goddess, is a post monsoon season autumn Hindu festival which often falls in the Western calendar months of September-October. MahaDurgha is honored in the Durgha puja, and … Continue reading
Sharada Navratri, nine nights (ten days) which celebrates the many faces of the goddess, is a post monsoon season autumn Hindu festival which often falls in the Western calendar months of September-October. I take liberties to honor the Goddess in … Continue reading
Maybe I’ll lose some followers… Maybe I’ll gain some followers… but I support a woman’s right to choose. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading
New Moon today at 1:28 pm PST. This new moon is also a Black Moon, meaning the second New Moon in a month. There is also a solar eclipse, so I think it is safe to say the heavens will … Continue reading
Venus of Willendorf is palm-sized. I think she is a poured modern fetish; The bee-headed goddess! I have painted her HUGE, see below… Bright Ideas multi-color journal (which I am not sure is still sold at Barnes and Noble), Lamy … Continue reading
I am creating a new cookbook, gathering the recipes we relied upon in the last year of this crazy pandemic. I am using a journal I am unfamiliar with, created from heavy unfinished and rough paper from India, a Kadhi … Continue reading
Lights! I wanted to stay with objects that delight. Lights are strung on our bookcases in both studio and home, colorful, brilliant spots of twinkle that delight our hearts. We both love color, and our choices of objects that sit … Continue reading
I’ve been in a creative block… No energy, no inspiration, no drawing, no sketching! I’ve played with ink swabs, but that is as far as it goes. I’ve also found I had nothing to say… Almost no writing, though there … Continue reading
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
Dark of the Moon, finished this journal. I love it when that happens… Silence for a few days, and as we’ve gathered our thoughts for how to work with this crazy Covid-19 virus, I can begin work tomorrow a bit … Continue reading
I adore INKTOBER! I’ve done it every year! This year, however, I’m embarking on a class about illustration, and that class is requiring a commitment for two months. I’m excited, and a little sad I will sorta miss Inktober… My … Continue reading
I started Trishna Jewelry because I could not find the jewelry I wanted… Not too ethnic, not to refined. When I fell in love with antique whitehearts I began. The business did so-so — seems most people wanted ethnic and … Continue reading
When sick, I started a day off with watercolors. Gads I am rusty… Groans… I’ve been painting with inks! This is a mixture of ink and watercolor, an experiment, actually mixing them together and it is a failed experiment… oddly … Continue reading
When I saw Gaspéite the first time I thought it was dyed. How could anything from the earth be so very spring green? I made these to be worn together — the heishi is large and so are the beads. … Continue reading
This Bright Ideas journal is so rag-tag now… bleed-through inks, watercolor tries that soaked in and didn’t work, and even greasy-foodstuffs from drawing in cafes. When I started back into it I forgot how crazy thin the paper was and … Continue reading