Category Archives: series

Cat Squares, 13: Tape

13. TAPE IS NOT A TOY We have resorted to putting it in small loops on a couple of things we absolutely cannot keep our willful, innocent-looking “kitten” from climbing.  We tried squirting her with the water pistol. No deterrent.  … Continue reading

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Cat Squares, 4

I am thinking these may be a little book… with funny stories attached…  What do you think? 6. PURPLE MOUSE’S MAJESTY Savitri loves purple. All her favorite toys are purple, but Purple Mouses Majesty is a perfect combination of color, … Continue reading

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Inktober 29, TWSBI Pink again!

I guess it is okay that I sketched the shocking pink TWSBI twice (first one right) — This time I also sketched the J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink bottle. This was one of my first bottle purchases, bought totally because of … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project 2018: Pen and In, Week 1

This year’s theme: Pen & Ink This year my Sketchpack is to be all inked drawings with a bit of water to move ink color.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I always have a good time! Making it … Continue reading

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South of the Border Cuppa

Our South of the Border mugs, reminding us of a wonderful time we had in spite of a bad beginning to a trip! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is … Continue reading

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Green Cuppa

Fooling with the cuppas is different each time… This one, line work with the Platinum pen, then Masking fluid “painted”, then watercolors. I may have to do 100… such fun! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 1

This year’s theme:  The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment This sketchpack is going ot be all drawings.  I almost passed on Di’s challenge but I had a good time last year!  Making it simple, and all about the line — and … Continue reading

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Gratitude: My Red Bike at the Haskell Street Barn

*alert: vampire child face, oops* I had a good childhood, raised by a single mom with an alcoholic dad who skipped, and three much older brothers who loved me dearly. I am GRATEFUL because I wasn’t around JD (what they … Continue reading

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VSW: Capetown South Africa Beachwalk, 2

Necessity is the mother of fast sketches. I barely finished these by the end of our month on Capetown! I used a water-soluble graphite fat pencil and splashed watercolors over the sketches.  From beginning to end in about 15 minutes … Continue reading

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VSW: Chicago, 1, Newberry Library

Nice to have Sue lead the Virtual Sketchwalk in Chicago this month.  I’m taking the opportunity to play on Canson Colored papers, ink and watercolor on grey paper! The watercolor buckled the paper, but it stood up to it — … Continue reading

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VSW: Chicago, 2, Fourth Presbyterian Church

Continuing the Virtual Sketchwalk in Chicago drawing on colored paper, this time ink and colored pencil on grey paper, with a nod to Pat Southern-Pearce! Canson paper loose to be tipped into my Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, The Event

Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, Process

Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards, as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History. … Continue reading

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Sketching Memories of Our Staycation, 10 Jai is Sick

My beloved Jai has been ill.  Terrible diarrhea and finally diagnosed with IBS — irritable bowel syndrome. This is a TERRIBLE ordeal for the little guy — Montezuma’s revenge 8-12 times a day, always hungry (it masks as hunger), losing … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week Four

ABOUT SKETCHPACK: The project began in 2011. The original idea was to get folks to draw daily. The Sketchpack is a small zigzag journal with two usable sides, allowing one to sketch on both sides of 15 ‘pages’ to complete … Continue reading

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VSW: #1 A Short Walk in Laguna Beach, California

My home town seemed a good place to start our walks.  This will be a very short walk up about three blocks on the Pacific Coast Highway, starting at the historic Main Beach Lifeguard Tower, shown in black on the … Continue reading

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Weeping Buddha, One

I fell in love with Balinese Buddha when I first saw him. The monks carve them as meditations. Mine has been on my altar for 20 years, and has a beautiful patina from being held. People call him Humble Buddha, … Continue reading

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Challenge: One Book, One Pen, One Month, #1

I’m up for a simple challenge like this, or so I thought. Laughingly, the first night I broke the rules. I used multiple colors of the same pen and then used a waterbrush!  EEEK! The book: OE NOTES (my favorite … Continue reading

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