Category Archives: tools

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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Rooked

My second pen show (way back in summer) was a lesson in buyer beware. Last time, my virgin voyage, I had great luck and was gifted (Mitchell bought it for me) with the loveliest Jinhao, made better with tweaks and … 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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Ganesha and Matteo Grilli’s Paints

Sometimes I try small handmade paint companies. I took a chance on Aussie painter and paintmaker MatteoGrilliArt handmade paints! and liked his so much I ordered more! LOOK AT THOSE COLORS!!!! Intense pigment, beautiful, not as creamy smooth as a … Continue reading

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HWB: Boy and Gurl Come to Own Us

My journal  of Boy and Gurl will be told in the Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,  my spring gift to me! I wish I’d done this for all my kitties… but back then it was architectural drawings or big acrylic paintings. I LOVE … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, Ta-Dah!

gads turn off the sound! mac is not letting me turn it off during export! I haven’t done a prompt with challenges in a couple of years. I have no trouble thinking of things to sketch and time is what … Continue reading

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Every Day in May, 19, Buddha’s Feet

I went for something a bit more meaningful to me than my feet. WAIT… oops, my feet are meaningful to me!  Where would I be without them? “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”  … Continue reading

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