Category Archives: gods and goddesses

Pandemic Recipes: At the Beginning, A Prayer

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

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Delight

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

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Zoom Buddha

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

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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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Dark of the Moon

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

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Inktober 2019 is Coming!

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

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Bright Ideas: Buddha Om Elephant

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

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Ganesha Heart

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

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om

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

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Gau

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

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New Moon

New Moon, New Journal. I love it when that happens… Parvati is starting this journal. Inked, and wouldn’t you know it after a couple years I decided to change the ink in my Metro and so she is drawn in … Continue reading

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Quan Yin, New year

Oh I am late in my postings. This is what happens when you have to get back to work and you were lazy and slept in every day during you staycation. On the other hand, I am writing more and … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 1 Mom’s Stuff, Leaf Goddess

Doing ritual here… memories of my mom’s house. This leaf and straw goddess was a gift from me when she moved to Ashland Oregon It has survived all her moves and now lives in my finish room. Objects hold a … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

Happy Solstice! I’m ready for the shift in light! ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾   ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please … Continue reading

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Ganesha and Matteo Grilli’s Paints

Sometimes I try small handmade paint companies. I took a chance on Aussie painter and paintmaker MatteoGrilliArt handmade paints! and liked his so much I ordered more! LOOK AT THOSE COLORS!!!! Intense pigment, beautiful, not as creamy smooth as a … Continue reading

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Ganesha New Moon Eclipse

Ganesha is calling again. ☾ Pentalic Nature Sketch Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Sennelier, Holbein, and DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors    ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog … Continue reading

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Feminine

A prayer for the Feminine, above, from ancient symbols. It is easy to point fingers at the other guys, especially when their hatred fills the airwaves. My encounter yesterday with a female peace activist out of the box immediately, screaming … Continue reading

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VSW: Buffalo Cemetary, 2

Having put a body of work behind me at Restore Oregon, shown and sold, and also in anticipation of that coming to a close, I’ve been turning to my next interest. I am a teacher.  I wanted to be one … Continue reading

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