Category Archives: review

Florian Afflerbach: Der Zeichner

Florian Afflerbach was an amazing urban sketcher and architect. I wish I’d known him; I wrote to him once to tell him how his drawings were an inspiration to me… I’ve seen many many architects turn to art, but Florian’s … Continue reading

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Certified Humane: Smart Chicken, Niman Ranch Meats

Smart Chicken is the first chicken available nationally (to my awareness, and please inform) that is Certified Humane®, and 100% of Niman Ranch’s meats – Pork, Beef, Lamb, and Processed Products like bacon – are Certified Humane®! I’m sorry we … Continue reading

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Tools: TWSBI ECO for St. Patty’s Day

For Valentine’s Day Mitchell gifted me with the Lamy Al-Star in the new pink *flowers and pens and ink and watercolors, the man knows the way to my heart* but the color was really meh… not bright fuchsia or magenta … Continue reading

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Tools: Travel Palette, Three

Part 3, on other palettes and changing brands! Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… Okay, remember when I said that I was going to stick with December’s travel palette? I lied… I’ve changed it up twice and think … Continue reading

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Tools: Studio Palette, Two

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette…  After the travel palette sort, and after successfully trading some paints I didn’t want, I began to look at the paints that have ended up on the sidelines, and wondered about my … Continue reading

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Tools: My First Schminke Palette

Getting new paints, for an artist, is like being 5-years-old on Christmas morning. It is THAT exciting. You unwrap the paints, ooh and aah, play with each one, and discover everything you can do with each color! My disappointment in … Continue reading

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Tools: Taking Another Artist’s Palette Advice

Continued from Big Changes in My Travel Palette… An aside… Recently I took the advice of a USk sketcher I admire and bought a series of Holbein’s Antique “IRIDORI” Watercolors pigments… AAACK, bad paints! Be glad if you didn’t buy … Continue reading

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