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Category Archives: pastel
I support our local small art stores 99% of the time; This week reminded me of WHY I shop small business, and why YOU SHOULD TOO. I have used Golden Gesso many times in my life, but never paid attention … Continue reading
I have one regret… I didn’t find Hahnemühle’s YouTangle.art tins before last year’s Inktober! (see bottom for video!) I know why… I’m not a zen-tangling person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for … Continue reading
My favorite thing to do with the Hahnemuhle’s YouTangleart Tiles it to make notes to leave for Mitchell to find: in his calendar, on his computer, on his toothbrush! They are not built for watercolor, but if I clip the … Continue reading
I have one regret… I didn’t find these before Inktober! I know why… I’m not an official zen-tangle person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for that! These are perfect for Inktober — … Continue reading
It is good to be back in my finish studio working on paying conservation projects. I have a NPS project due this month. Historic Mason Monterey paper and iron “chandeliers” for the Chateau need to be reproduced. The original historic … Continue reading
I still am not fond of pastels, but managed to create a piece I like enough to sell or frame from a photo I took of the old building wall across the street from Shoji, our favorite sushi bar, in … Continue reading
I’ve never liked pastels, and for some reason, when people used to give me art supplies, they always gave me pastels. Because I was a glitzy Southern Californian beach gurl, they gave me shimmery pastels! I find them clumsy, thick, … Continue reading
I’m talking toxicity versus environmentally friendly and how to read labels. Above are three labels: Golden’s “AP Nontoxic”, Gamblin’s information label stated clearly, and an older tube of Cotman Cadmiun Red that shows a Health Label requiring no labeling (again, … Continue reading