Category Archives: review

Inks in Depth: Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue

 I like what Birmingham says on their website: “We started Birmingham Pen Co. in 2012 in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the doors of our first retail shop opening to the public in 2016. The region of Pittsburgh where … Continue reading

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More Inks, Robert Oster and Birmingham

A new order swabbed in my journal. My tax rewards coincided with several sales and so I went a little nuts! Sales on ink tempt me much more than a few dollars off a pen.  Free shipping on inks, which … Continue reading

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Tax Reward, Robert Oster Inks

On the Full Moon I was going to reward myself with a new pen from Fountain Pen Revolution, to be delivered after I finished taxes, but found Robert Oster inks on sale! I want to get to my 500 points … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Paint Launches the Monterey Trio!

I am so happy to be chosen to be a Da Vinci Watercolors Trio Artist! Quinacridone Gold,  Alizarin Crimson and Sap Green create Katie’s Monterey Trio. Da Vinci Paint packages their NEW 8ml Vegan tubes to highlight great watercolors in … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Hahnemühle YouTangle for Inktober!

I have one regret… I didn’t find Hahnemühle’s YouTangle.art tins before last year’s Inktober! (see bottom for video!) I know why… I’m not a zen-tangling person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for … Continue reading

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WWM: Giveaway! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards

Giving away to two lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards! In honor of the paper I use most often for the World Watercolor Month challenge, I’m offering TWO prizes of postcard tins! (Sorry, USA + … Continue reading

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Pink Posies on both Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving the options of the two types of Hahnemühle Post Cards! Cold pressed on the left, above, and rough on the right. I found a way in to painting without line-work through a fellow painter, Tom Brudzinski… His is more … Continue reading

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