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VSW: Singapore Buddha

Virtual Sketchwalk image of Singapore Buddha provided by Jill Bartos: THANK YOU! I thought he might stay an inky sketch… NOPE! I had to add color… I love color! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Mixer

Love my fire engine red mixer! Ink painting with Pelikan Black ink and Robert Oster Fire Engine Red ink and Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken from Carman Ranch! A total gift to be delivered from the ranch… humanely raised and killed, this meets our requirements so it was a lovely break from beans and rice. And of course, the end of the bits … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, the Gurls

I never use the bathroom alone now… One of the girls runs when they hear me in there — before I can even shut the door. Izzee with toys stashed IN the bathroom… I try to talk to them about … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Dance!

Depression’s antidote?  Dance!  Music! You may notice I’ve been adding to my posts with songs at the bottom… I’ve bee playing loud rock and roll while I worked this week and last — Helps me not get too down… layers … Continue reading

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VSW: Koh Samui Thailand

Virtual Sketchwalk from images provided by Jill Bartos of Koh Samui Thailand: I miss palm trees.  Home home home! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Blue Cheese and Apple Gouda Sausage Quiche

Mitchell had an idea for a quiche flavor… So when the six dozen eggs were delivered (I had not ordered) I had to use some of them up — and quiches make for nice fast studio dinners when we are … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Andouille Sausage Quiche

Heavenly smokey spicy quiche! Andouille Sausage makes a wonderful yummy quiche! I bought it to make a jambalaya but never got around to it and so, had these humanely raised sausages in the freezer. The heat from both Poblano and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Maida Hatter’s Aspen Bars

Did you know you can write on the inside of an Alter Eco wrapper? Tipped in this wrapper…. things we miss! Then I could also use it as a painting surface! These bars are almost too sweet for me. Butter … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Surprise Fudge

Mitchell loves fudge… While I was doing all this cooking, I surprised him with an experimental fudge. I used four Altar Eco Deep Dark Salted Burnt Caramel Chocolate bars in place of the bag of chocolate chips! It melted easily … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Groceries

omigoddess, groceries!! Mitchell and I shopping together is like a date… It is one of life’s real pleasures, especially at the farmer’s markets. We were ready and able to go without fresh veggies and fruits, live off canned items and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Music

Yes, I am feeling depression often… So many are — and we do many things to help it leave! Vitamin D in the Pacific Northwest — Not too much sugar! But music is the best — clears out sluggish energy. … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Pumice Stone

The pumice stone breaking brought memories… Pumice stones last forever… not. Mine broke Sunday, upsetting because I can’t just go shop!  A none-death issue, but the older you get the more you NEED pumice stones. Mom used to put things … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Helper Cooking Cat and SoCS

He’s my helper cat in the kitchen! Big goofy lovercat! Can a cat get a bite of something in this joint? Hari-Bol Gibbs decided to make a can box his home to keep me company I was in the studio … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Hot Blackened 2-Pepper Beans and Rice

Hot Spicy Blackened 2-Pepper Beans with Brown Basmati/Wild Rice Blend! This can be made with any bean… in fact pintos are not my favorite beans!  Today I made it with canned black beans and without the wild rice blend, which … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Full Moon Gratitude

Full Moon the other night. I found such comfort in her beautiful brightness. I’ve been seeing the positive changes.  1)  Mitchell and I have both had increasing arthritic issues, and kept talking about going on a cleansing diet but oatmeal … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Family

This is not a commentary on the Buddha or Buddhism, which is very much a positive force in my life.  I can’t publish the written parts that go with it… It is very much a personal statement and involves family … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Morning Ritual

Rona changed our morning ritual. Really, she’s changed so many things on subtle levels, and they are now becoming real as we move into them. Finally got to weeping. After a month of putting out fires, dealing with clients and … Continue reading

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