Category Archives: memory

Recipe, Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye Beans

Rancho Gordo’s Yellow Eye Bean was a bean I tried earlier and ruined…. Now that I am an old bean-cooking gal, it is time to revisit some of the beans that I did early on because now I can coax … Continue reading

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Crows and more Birds

We started feeding the crows during covid because the people in the neighborhood that shared their lunch scraps with them were not here… Then the jays and junkos and finches and even the occasional seagull showed up. How can we … Continue reading

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Inauguration 2021

Like many artists, I sketched what I was seeing… Except when I was so transfixed, as in Lady Gaga’s Performance, and the oh-so amazing Amanda Gorman, I could not sketch. I watched and listened intently, joyous after so much stress. … 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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Rona Keeps on Giving

I did this  thinking I was not going to watercolor it… I think maybe I liked it better that way! This feels is a neverending crisis, made worse by our politicians (yes I am looking at you Kate Brown). The … Continue reading

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Vertigo

VERTIGO… Seriously, I’ve had a bout of dizziness before but this was retching horrid and I wanted to die.  Begged for it and told Mitchell I was done if we could not make this spinning vomiting stop… I also have … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Sydney Lavender

I love sketching with moody inks, touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions. Robert Oster Sydney Lavender came to me during my new love of purples, which stemmed from the interesting greys I was … Continue reading

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Rona2: Zebra Beans

It isn’t that I’ve stopped eating beans, it is that I am settling into a comfort zone with my cooking of beans.  I still write down my experiences with new beans and am finding new beans to try but have … Continue reading

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Rona2: One More

  I thank several photographers for posting almost the same iconic image of the police lined up nightly before they declare a riot and go after protesters. The TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink, and a Nemosine (no … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rallies Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram,and thank her for the images. I still work full time in our business and we have a war going on in our city between right-wingers, law enforcement, and blacks. I’ve not seen … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Seven

I think it is working… or maybe it is that I am just moving my pen, making marks, and that lifts depression? But bold and bright is here to stay! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Six

Oriental poppies coming in these watery flavors are just delicious… I found an image of a field of poppies and picked out two to draw… finding them in the field was a meditation… You can see I used them in … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Five

Morgan Harper Nichols lovely quote was a needed reminder! “i am worthy of the time it takes to do the things that heal my heart.” She is on IG @morganharpernichols…. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Four

doodle flowers this one was white but that just bored me so I got to play god/dess and wrap that pretty shape in yellow and oranges and cheerful colors! right now several days are attacking at once and each day … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Three

This little pen changed everything. Vintage Pelikan P20 Twist Fountain Pen (while they are still available) with its soluble black ink and a nib that slides on the paper (for about $10) is such a joy! I use the empty … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Redux

doodle flowers draw it down keep moving don’t think too much…     To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies

Sitting in brown skies is getting to me… Had to stop drawing fires skies and move to posies… They lift the spirit to doodle them…   Making my own field up, flowers that won’t grow together and oh they make … Continue reading

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Rona2: Oregon on Fire

There is not a lot to say… You’d have to have been in a coma not to know what is going on as Oregon has made world news for months, and now it is all about the fires. The skies … Continue reading

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