Category Archives: pen & ink

VSW: Matahorn, 1960

My first trip to Disneyland (I was five) I wanted to go on the overhead buckets and all the roller-coasters, including the Matahorn.  My mom would not go on any of them. In fact, no one in my family loves … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer Vintage Desk Pen

Finally had success purchasing a vintage pen! I love this desk pen — beat up, but interesting gold nib that works! The 14k gold nib bends as if it was dropped — but that is the design. Right now it … Continue reading

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Karen’s Orchid

When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading

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Mom’s Chinese Jar

My mom had this Chinese jar (urn?) for years; now it is mine. I don’t where it came from; know nothing about the history. I like it cozied next to a Buddha statue. I sketched it first with the TWSBI … Continue reading

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Tennessee Williams

A couple of Tennessee Williams quotes hit me in the heart and I decided to do a sketch of Tennessee Williams. *gasp… the 100 peeps in 1 week got to me* “Try to matter.  Try to care and never be … Continue reading

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USk: Client’s View

Tried a new way to sketch on site. I had several TWSBIs with me, and sketched the Williamette River view from our client’s home while Mitchell talked to her about her furniture. After we left, I used a waterbrush to … Continue reading

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