Category Archives: tools

Killing Winter With Orange, Pens

Showing my orange pens some love — especially as I added a new pen to the lineup, a bright orange Nemosine — so cheery to use when it is grey skies for a month. Beat the doldrums! Kill winter with … Continue reading

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Morning Coffee

I wanted to be writing a different kind of blog about my artwork “Morning Coffee” today. I sketch about our lives, and especially times with Mitchell and the cats, the best times of the day, cooking, laughing, color, sharing. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Tools: Sailor Mo Tangerine Ink

No Lojong today… Wicked busy shellacking to a deadline! First trip to Oblation Papers here in Portland. It took a friend visiting from out of town — so sorry I had not gone before but better for my wallet! Great … Continue reading

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Tools: A Black and White Palette

I don’t use black, white or grey often — or metallics.  The exception is Daniel Smith’s Hematite, right, which I love to mix with earth tones in city sketches.  It is too easy to mix a color without black or … Continue reading

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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Tools: Sheaffer Vintage Desk Pen

Finally had success purchasing a vintage pen! I love this desk pen — beat up, but interesting gold nib that works! The 14k gold nib bends as if it was dropped — but that is the design. Right now it … Continue reading

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