Category Archives: pen & ink

Rona2: New Moon

My creativity comes and goes… My sleeplessness comes and goes. Stess over pandemic and government’s handling of it, economics, and as usual now, politics. My New Moon was a mistake. Reached for the wrong black ink and then had to … Continue reading

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Last Chance Today On Giveaway!

TODAY IS THE LAST CHANCE TO SIGN FOR THE GIVEAWAY! To enter, sign you name: HERE! Winners will be chosen by random draw on the Solstice, Saturday, June 20th, and announced that evening! For my reviews, go here: Hahnemühle Toned … Continue reading

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Rona2: The Squirt

She is the little Squeak, the Squirt — the kitten who didn’t make it to foster care for a couple more days after her siblings were found, and so also, missed feedings and started life the runt. She’s not getting … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Pink Buildings France

Annette Morris is leading our FB Virtual Sketchwalk group this month… I am ready for diversion!  Above, Carcassone Cite France. Having these images to sketch in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep is heaven. (The above quick … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Best Cassoulet Beans

This a redo and making-it-better of my Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans. I nearly cried when we finished this batch! Doubled my 4 pieces bacon to 1/2 package, so almost double. A bit more Chipotle — but then we love things smokey … Continue reading

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Kamala’s Red Bowl

         Kamala was a smart tuxedo gurl kitty who lived on our deck for many years. We think she was abandoned by the previous tenants, and she was fascinated by our houseful of cats, but careful.  She talked to our … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye Beans

*sigh* My first failure, sorta… Yellow Eye Bean did not deserve that! I put the beans in water to soak and forgot them and they soaked a LONG time, too long. I also put the wrong liquids in the pot … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book and more!

GIVEAWAY! Two new Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books will be given away with other goodies!  One A5 landscape each, in each colors, grey or warm beige. I am also offering a full size Fineline Masking Fluid with both tips and surprise goodies! To … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Poppy Fields France

Virtual sketching in France this month, courtesy Annette Morris! Two images of poppy fields pulled me and I thought to combine them, One detailed and one a distant landscape. I masked some areas with Fineline Masking Fluid, and used Super5 … Continue reading

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Rona2: Day in a Pandemic Life

We are working, still, harder than ever it seems. As we have no employees and the people we work with all have their own studios, it is an easy thing to do except that now we spend much more time … Continue reading

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Rona2: A Change

I’ve been a mostly one-journal gurl for awhile now, but with all the writing I am doing during this pandemic, I decided to go back to two journals.  It is an attempt to save money — the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Rancho Gordo Eye of the Goat Beans

Trust me, you are going to get bored hearing about my bean adventures… but Rancho Gordo and their beans are keeping me going in this pandemic! I have ordered many different types of beans and *SHOCK* I can taste the … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book

I’ve never filled up a journal before reviewing it! As this became my Corona-Virus Journal, I quickly filled it up with paintings and writing about this strange time we are living in. I’m a huge fan of Hahnemühle’s papers, and … Continue reading

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Rona2: Protests and Riots and Looting

Midweek, and several days since the protests started. I’ve thought about this so much, and partly has been self-serving, as we worry about our own business not too far from downtown.  I/we think about where our country is heading all … Continue reading

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In Support

Like others my age, I lived through early modern lynchings. For me the awareness of it started when I went to college. There, black RA’s told us what the university was not telling us, because mine wanted to keep us … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Kenya

Virtual sketching has been a nice escape: water on the lake, sailing away! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Dishes I Will Not Name

Our studio dishes… Mitchell and I both love the bright colors of the dishes (Fiesta) that we now call “the dishes that will not be named”. The colors cheer me… Finding some Chinese storage dishes that match the brilliant colors … Continue reading

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Feeling Fried

Okay, I am taking a little break for a few days — Just busy with work…. feel stretched too thin. But I wanted to say one thing… in case you had not noticed… MOST OF US ARE FRIED. I mean, … Continue reading

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