Category Archives: process

Inktober: Mitchell and Mom

Not a fude pen, but a quick sketch in the middle of the night. Not a very good likeness of either of them but that’s okay —  sketch is a sketch. Michell ended up looking like a Scottish boy I … Continue reading

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Inktober: Mitchell Guitar and hating on Fude Pens

Fude nibs versus flex nibs? I tried another quicky sketch… Not thinking about inktober but that works too! It isn’t the bad proportions that I hate about this sketch (I mean, I might have done better), it is that I … Continue reading

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Inktober: Mitchell and Fude Pens

I didn’t have time to commit to fully sketching for Inktober, but when possible I have a pen with me, and I am trying to learn to use the fude pen. So far, they are frustrating… and more frustrating. Not … Continue reading

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Ink Painting, Visible Mending

I am captivated by he visible mending movement. It totally thrills my hippy self; it makes me conservation self so so happy. We use things up and recycle them — my nice clothes become painting clothes, then finishing rags. But … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019 is Coming!

I adore INKTOBER! I’ve done it every year! This year, however, I’m embarking on a class about illustration, and that class is requiring a commitment for two months. I’m excited, and a little sad I will sorta miss Inktober… My … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 7, Windmills

Remember how I thought I was done with my inky version of the windmill? I lied! I have some new brushes I am playing with and they called to me in the middle of the night.  The Zen pointed oval … Continue reading

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Chili Recipes

I love the feeling of trying something new and  it works! I made the best chili ever the other night, and finally I thought to write it down. Differences from my normal recipes were stew beef, not ground round, and … Continue reading

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