Category Archives: process

Inktober 17, Slowstitch

I am thrilled with the movement of slowstitch — A movement which celebrates hand-stitching and mending. I’ve never liked sewing machines and love hand-stitching… why I do this for others in our business! I always wondered about the difference between … Continue reading

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Inktober 16, Carousel Horses are Coming!

I love to paint with ink samples, and Inktober is a good time to experiment. Even inks I don’t want to buy can make fun painting inks! And yes, the Jantzen Beach Carousel Horses are coming to our studio soon, … Continue reading

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Inktober 15, Chicken Curry with Great Northern Beans

One of our favorite meals, I make this every week. it starts as a roast chicken, and then becomes curry burritos I freeze for lunches or dinners later on. We buy Smart Chicken, which, even when not organic, is Non-GMO … Continue reading

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Inktober, 13 Black Bean Tostadas

I attempted to grind my own architect’s nib from a Lamy Broad nib. Not too bad, for my first Lamy nib (I’ve practiced on the cheap ones.) It needs to be a little sharper, and not quite as scratchy… but … Continue reading

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Inktober, 11 Gilt Chair

Once a year I give the old brush pen a try. I’ve had the same pens for four years and they are wet and lovely because they are NEVER used. I like the sexy sexy lines they allow but I … Continue reading

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Inktober, 10 Rosewood Table

Quick sketch while working in the finish room today, of a lovely carved decorative *gads you know when you can’t find the right word and it is in your brain and you know it will come to you days after … Continue reading

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Inktober, 7 End of Day

Raining, and that is the good news. Rain cheers us. There is no good news in the USA today. They are confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Oh yeah, I left of the ‘H’ in my journal… oh well. Done … Continue reading

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