Category Archives: memory

Posies: Cherry Blossoms

“I cannot go out tonight. Tonight everything scares me. Blossoming insanely are cherry treees and I don’t know how to blossom like that.” ~ Imants Ziedonis, Latvian Poet. Watercolor of cherry blossoms in a Handbook Journal. To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW: Corbusier in Ronchamp, France

Had to do one Corbusier, and what a history this architect has with me. This is the Catholic Chapel in Ronchamp, France. Drawing this brought up so many negative memories… maybe I can begin to clear them out by getting … Continue reading

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Remembering 9-11

I created this last year on 9-11. Just couldn’t post it, don’t know why. Now, maybe, with the state of the world it is time. This was a frightening day for us. At the time there was no facebook, no … Continue reading

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VSW: Luis Barragán, 2

Second installment in the series on my favorite architect, Barragán. To see the first installment, go here. Casa Barragán, above and below. In reality Opera Pink is not quite the right pink but it it the brightest pink I own … Continue reading

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VSW: Luis Barragán, 1

I used line, and diluted waterproof inks, with watercolors on top for Casa Golardi, above. I went to USC’s School of Architecture at a time when the school was run by the new dean, Quincy Jones.  The school was populated … Continue reading

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PS: Even More Thinking… Testing… and Memories

My Nostalgie sketchbook really is a testing ground.  If something works a bit on the smooth sketch paper then I will try it out in one of my watercolor journals. Someday this will be a nice memory of Mitchell and … Continue reading

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Recipes: Tacos

We buy a side of beef from local ranchers, and this means we get a lot of grand beef. I’ve never done much with it but finally, I am loving our Taco Nights! Sauteed diced red onions and browned beef … Continue reading

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Good Clients

I love working for really good clients. What makes a good client, you ask?  Responsive, present for our discussions, willing to make decisions when we need them, friendly (a huge bonus!), appreciative of the many images sent to them, patient … Continue reading

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Cat Fort

We build cat forts for the cats to play in… Elaborate or simple play area that sometimes use their travel carriers, which makes them love their carriers too. Long packing paper is woven through the carriers, and they love the … Continue reading

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Grey Sweater

Ink-painting a current project, enlivening my old grey cotton cardigan with some bright floral  embroidery. I started by mending a rip and then got carried away!  The embroidery goes all around the neck of the sweater, small flowers. I LOVE … Continue reading

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Keeping an Art Journal

I’ve kept a journal with sketches since college… I started using lined journals I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, above, for architectural notes, and every page has drawings made during lectures or tours or just thought about what I … Continue reading

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Patrick’s Cane

Today is the 10th anniversary of his death. I am winding through memories of my family these days.  I miss my brother Patick.  He was the best brother.  I had all his important belongings, though I gave some to his … Continue reading

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1950 Ford F-1

Love me an old truck! Platinum carbon ink with diluted waterproof grey ink as shadows. Watercolor to finish. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading

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A Moment of Silence

. My puter is in the puter hospital for many days so no posts, sadly… and let’s hope not too many $$$! ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is … Continue reading

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VSW Windmill

Reference image of a windmill at the Dalles in Oregon was taken by me on one of our rambles exploring the Columbia River towns on both sides of the river. The colors translated nicely into this sketch to showoff Robert … Continue reading

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VSW: Walk to New Seasons

We sometimes walk to New Seasons Market in NW Portland from our studio. Snapped some images of our walk and sketched this layout across two pages. Before I started the watercolors, I used a diluted grey waterproof ink to place … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary

Why is it harder to sketch when the subject is “important”? We were married 20 years ago in a sweet colorful ceremony. When I wanted to draw our ceremony I am afraid my poor people drawing skills kicked in and … Continue reading

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30 Posies: 24th Avenue Camelias

This was a little bit of urban sketching, a little virtual sketching…. sketched on a walk with watercolors added in the middle of the night! Above, a detail of the line drawing and the finished camellia watercolor. 24th Avenue is … Continue reading

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