Category Archives: paper

How-To: Simple Folded Journals

There are good online tutorials on fancy precise folded journals, with hard covers at each end and measured numbers. I can do THAT… BUT it takes a long time to be precise, and the journal becomes quite precious! I want … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers with Watercolor

In Part 1 I tested inks on the papers, creating a simple journal; now I added watercolors to each Hahnemühle paper: Harmony, Cézanne, and Expression. Let me cut to the chase.  I am probably going to buy these papers in … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Review of Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers, 1, Ink

I use a journal MOST of the time, mostly because right now I am still working full time. But I have lovely watercolor blocks from Hahnemühle, and they were bought or given to me (full disclosure) to review.  I finally … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cezanne, Harmony, and Expression Giveaway!

You know that I am enjoying making folded journals… (Above and below, a hand-made journal from Harmony paper.) I will be writing a bit more in the next couple of weeks about how I am using them. AND, I am … Continue reading

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Tools: Review: Hahnemühle D and S Sketchbook

What is it about a new journal? I love the blank page — not one of those peeps who hates them. The Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook (Draft and Sketch) is a new journal for me. I wanted to try … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project, FEAR

This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. The idea of being part of hundreds of artists and writers creating books on the topic of Fear or Hope at this time in our country’s history was a … Continue reading

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HWB: Boy and Gurl Come to Own Us

My journal  of Boy and Gurl will be told in the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I wish I’d done this for all my kitties… but back then it was architectural drawings or big acrylic paintings. I LOVE … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 22, HaHaHaaa

DRAW something that makes me laugh… Mostly it is a turn of phrase, a silly song Mitchell makes up, or a few completely hysterical movies.  Calvin and Hobbs (copyrighted). So I listed the things that make me laugh, and spritzed … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 22, Mugs

Mitchell and I collected them before I knew how much fun they are to sketch. We like big cups, and they have to feel good in the hand. They have to be colorful or hand-painted. There has to be one … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 19, Buddha’s Feet

I went for something a bit more meaningful to me than my feet. WAIT… oops, my feet are meaningful to me!  Where would I be without them? “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”  … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 15-17

i cannot believe i am so swamped at work that i posted two of these before. *sigh*  losing it… edited It is not fancy, not pretty, and not expensive. It has many annoying design qualities. But in the end, the … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 15-16

There are a lot of things about the Platinum Carbon pen that are just plain stupid — like it doesn’t post (have a place for the cap) but dang this baby just writes and writes, and after all, that is … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 1-4

I mistakenly bought a couple of A6 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, not my size! Teeny-tiny! I decided to use it and put myself through fast paces of the Every Day In May challenge, with a twist — I am doing NO … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Watercolour Book

I’ve been looking forward to finishing my last A5 book (Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Sketchbook) so I could start the new Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I am picky about my journals and have tried several, only to find … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Post Cards

Okay, I admit it… I bought these for the TIN. My studio paints are overflowing into lots of little tins, and I loved the flowers on these tins and the size.  (How I used these tins and organized my paints … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Journals

NOTE: This is about my preferences and why. Other artists will have other preferences, so reading what they like and what they say about this or that journal is good. The only negatives I will write are very bad experiences…. … Continue reading

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Tools: Hand•Book Journal Trav•e•logue series Review

Sketchers whose work I admire love the Hand•Book Journal Trav•e•logue series… A few hate it.  I’m many pages in as I took it on our trip to So Cal, So think I can safely review it now… Okay, how can … Continue reading

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Tools: Sennelier Watercolor Pan Kit and Pentalic Aqua Journal

It seems that when I get my watercolors in order and say “I need nothing,” I end up buying something new.  Blick’s is having an amazing sale which I came across looking for a replacement tube; I had put my … Continue reading

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