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Rona2: One More

  I thank several photographers for posting almost the same iconic image of the police lined up nightly before they declare a riot and go after protesters. The TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink, and a Nemosine (no … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rallies Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram,and thank her for the images. I still work full time in our business and we have a war going on in our city between right-wingers, law enforcement, and blacks. I’ve not seen … Continue reading

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Stunning Days

After months of,covid and blm protests and bad reporting… then 10 days of fear of fires and all that that entailed… Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I have nothing new to say. It’s all been said on social media and by … Continue reading

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Rona2: Oregon on Fire

There is not a lot to say… You’d have to have been in a coma not to know what is going on as Oregon has made world news for months, and now it is all about the fires. The skies … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rochester and Portland

I follow @maranierae (you should too) on Instagram, and her posts on the Rochester protests compelled me to see the Daniel Prude video for myself. I wept. I was sorry I’d watched it before bed… but if I am horrified … Continue reading

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Linda Fishing

I loved this image of my bestest friend from High School! She goes fishing (catch and release) on a lake near her home — Such a joyful image to sketch! Now I have her image forever in my art journal! … Continue reading

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Sending Postcards

Everyone enjoys a handwritten note! And a doodly posie or a work of art makes it more special… What are you waiting for? Get your writing on — spruce up someone’s life! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook … Continue reading

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Painting on Demand

I find commission work, or painting on demand, very different than painting for myself.  I spend most of my time creating for myself, exploring something that I find interesting, a medium or color or an idea. Commission work is usually … 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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Puppy Postcards

And the showdown, water color versus ink! Okay, we know that watercolors, good ones, have light-fast ratings. This is a huge plus for sending postcards that someone might stick on a wall… PBeaux (left) should last longer than Poppy (right) … Continue reading

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Journaling the DAR Washington State Flag

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities, both private and institutional. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business, as well as … Continue reading

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Painting Without Inking

The 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge started June 1… The idea is to begin to paint directly with no inking and no real pencil work.  (I cheat.) If it were not Marc Holmes thang, I might not try it. He is … Continue reading

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MPF Conservation: Washington State Flag First Drafts, Paper

In my other life (the one that pays the bills), Mitchell and I own a conservation business which conserves (restores) antiquities. I do a lot of finish (painting, shellacking) work in our business. The DAR approached us to recreate the … Continue reading

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Dan

Dan writes No Facilities. If life were 100% right and running smoothly, I’d be able to read all his blog posts! I love his weekend, “If we were having a beer…” series — though that is not what it is … Continue reading

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Liz

Oh amazing Liz Doyle whose site I landed on because of her abstract prayer flags, and stayed hanging around the blog because I was fascinated by cold wax and her images were mesmerizing… Now we are friends.  Ain’t life grand? … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017 (I thought I was done)

Okay this was fun for a bit… But still faces a no-go for me! Gregory allowed me to have a bit of fun with them, and find a way in… ONE more day, and no more.  This time I mean … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017

That’s a winner…  Mitchell! Okay I thought I’d do the 100-faces-in-a-week.  I’m not terrible with faces, I just am not too interested in drawing them.  So here is one day of that, and no more. Can’t do challenges just because … Continue reading

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Shoulda Quit While Ahead

It was on its way to be a good sketch and I should have STOPPED but I added water to the charcoal then red and this is what overworked looks like… Sorry Sammy! I’m gonna say my lack of judgement … Continue reading

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