Category Archives: review

Inktober, 21 Galley Sunflower

We had Sunflowers whose stems were not standing up tall. I popped them into smaller vases and spread their cheer throughout the studio. One place was in front of the many-colored Fiesta-ware plates in our studio galley. Middle-of-the-night. To hear … Continue reading

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YouTangle, Inktober Review!

I have one regret… I didn’t find these before Inktober! I know why… I’m not an official zen-tangle person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for that! These are perfect for Inktober — … Continue reading

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Tools: Watercolors, 9, Mayan

“Mayan” watercolors began appearing as a fad name a few years ago.  Loving Primateks, I wanted to try them… Cut to the chase, I was disappointed. Originally Mayan blue was developed by the Maya people, who ruled Mesoamerica from 290 … Continue reading

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Tools: Viviva Colorsheets and Hello Inktober

Viviva is a new watercolor “sheet” out of India. I bought them through their Indiegogo campaign. Watercolor sheets are meant to travel with a waterbrush, so that you simply touch the wet brush to the colored paper and the color … Continue reading

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Tools: Da Vinci Watercolors

I was able to buy a couple of Da Vinci watercolors half-off with free shipping. *i wanted to see if i liked them… nooo, not quite truthful… i am a watercolor tube addict and could not stop myself… i am … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Carnet de Voyage (Bamboo)

Today I played with the Hahnemühle Carnet de Voyage (the Bamboo Journal). First off, I love the cover!  Hahnemühle uses lovely pieces of art for all their covers, and if I were to use this as an actual journal, after … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 22, Mugs

Mitchell and I collected them before I knew how much fun they are to sketch. We like big cups, and they have to feel good in the hand. They have to be colorful or hand-painted. There has to be one … Continue reading

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