Category Archives: india ink

Fountain Pen Day! (Late)

Happy Fountain Pen Day! (Okay it was November 6th, but this Goulet video was not out then. If it doesn’t load, click.  This video is for crazy people who love pens, or want to.) The thing is, not wanting to … Continue reading

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Tools: Water-Brushes and Pigmented Brushes

I don’t use water brushes except in two places — I keep them by the side of the bed (I am an insomniac, so also have a sketch pad and travel watercolors) and when in the field. Don’t forget, these … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Four, Shellac Tip-ins

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story. Because of the business we are in we end … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: One

Well as my brother’s used to say, I AM blonde! (Sssshhh, so are two of my brothers.) I am writing a journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full. This is why I have not … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington Capitol Popular View

It started with a popular view of the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building. This is a view that is on all the postcards, all seasons, which I sketched in early October while we were working in the building. It’s a … Continue reading

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Weeping Buddha, One

I fell in love with Balinese Buddha when I first saw him. The monks carve them as meditations. Mine has been on my altar for 20 years, and has a beautiful patina from being held. People call him Humble Buddha, … Continue reading

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75 Day Challenge: Gads what day??? 41!

Brenda Swenson has a drawing challenge to draw every day for 75 days. We are supposed to use a black or blue pen, but I know I will not do that one. Still, I play along because challenges are fun … Continue reading

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