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Bright Ideas: Roseville

I have no creative juices, but I can draw… So back to my memory journal… Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.     To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Lojong 52: Misinterpretation

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Lojong: Weeping Buddha

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Lojong 50: Swayed

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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Wax Resist Pencils

I use a fluid resist sometimes, but an urban sketcher had a good pencil he was using and I asked him repeatedly what that might be and he even answered me once but without giving me the name of it… … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om Pearl

I don’t see these as I wear them so much — around my neck as I write this! Tara, pearls, ooooohmmmmm…. Sketching keeps me happy, even if just pen to paper. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, FPR Himalayan with Robert … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Brigid Shell Moon

I little Venus of Willendorf! Okay, it may be very late for Brigid’s Blessing, but here she is… I love drawing late at night… totally relaxing… and until we are through this push, I need relaxing! ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Buddha Om Elephant

I started Trishna Jewelry because I could not find the jewelry I wanted… Not too ethnic, not to refined.  When I fell in love with antique whitehearts I began. The business did so-so — seems most people wanted ethnic and … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Mom Stuff, Purple and Orange

I am stuck in tax hell, and so need a bit of brightening…. the colors of Johnny Jump-ups! And below, a video on making heart-shaped lollipops. Yes you could say I am losing it.  Hate. Taxes. Love this little heart … Continue reading

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St Patty’s Day

Belated Happy St. Patty’s Day! It didn’t post… how strange! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pilot Metropolitan with Birmingham Slag Grey, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Robert Oster MIX! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Giraffe Pin

I’ve always loved giraffes. Stephen bought this for me before Junior High One of those lovely gold-tone enameled pins, and I sketched it before I sold it so I’d have that memory. I paired it with a quote from Pema … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Pansy Plate

Pansy was our third kitty growing up, straight off my grandparents ranch. She was born to the palest tiger kitty before we had a chance to spay her, and what a wonder she was, long haired and looking just like … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Om

When I saw Gaspéite the first time I thought it was dyed. How could anything from the earth be so very spring green? I made these to be worn together — the heishi is large and so are the beads.  … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Barcelona Brandy Set

I bought this in Barcelona and carried it home to my mom. She put flavored brandies in it for guests. Sweet memory. ☾ Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Green Tara Gau

This Bright Ideas journal is so rag-tag now… bleed-through inks, watercolor tries that soaked in and didn’t work, and even greasy-foodstuffs from drawing in cafes. When I started back into it I forgot how crazy thin the paper was and … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Hahnemühle YouTangle for Inktober!

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

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VSW: Basilique Saint Michel Archangel, Menton

Drawing the Basilique Saint Michel Archangel in Menton, France on our virtual sketchwalk!  This difficult image from Wikimedia caught my eye from the beginning. I started with a pencil sketch.  Again, dispelling the myth that you should not use pencils.  … Continue reading

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YouTangle: Notes for Mitchell

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

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