Category Archives: writing

Inktober, Cherished Blogfest 2017

I’ve been remiss about the Cherished Blogfest this year but it must have been in the air because I have company!  It has been extended, and so, here is my entry… AND YOU HAVE TIME TO WRITE ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE … 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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Inktober, 7 Palm Window

I don’t know where I caught the snippet of a poem which was a song not a poem but it has rolled around in my head for weeks, these few lines: “Now that I’ve worn out I’ve worn out the … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry Palm

Obsessed with palms in my sketchbook these days; I’ve always doodled them but I am working on bamboo furniture, which is palm-ish and so, more palms. This quote caught me, from where I don’t know, and dashed it on a … Continue reading

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Color is Not Enough

Sometimes I start with color… I think color will be enough, because I am mad for color… But color is never enough. There is the line, and it has a lot to say. Because you can’t read my handwriting: Playing … Continue reading

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Eagle Creek Fire Rain

The evening the rains came after the Eagle Creek fire, I felt so blessed. Skies which were grey with smoke and ash falling, suddenly had the blue of night. Actual color, yellow from the setting sun and the green of … 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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