Inktober 2019, 16


I adore INKTOBER!

Diamine Cerise with the Moonman Glass Dip pen…

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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Inktober: Mitchell and Mom

Not a fude pen, but a quick sketch in the middle of the night.
Not a very good likeness of either of them but that’s okay —  sketch is a sketch.
Michell ended up looking like a Scottish boy I dated in my 20’s,
and my mom looks like a nice little old lady — not at all who she was!
I am finishing off my Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook.

When I get time I will write a review, but I will say now that Hahnemühle never lets me down — excellent product, well made, nice paper for ink and pencil sketches!

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Inktober 2019, 15


I adore INKTOBER!

Akkerman Dutch Masters 12 Scharlaken “Scarlet” van Jan Steen
and
Akkerman Dutch Masters 07 Rembrandt’s Karmozijn “Crimson”
with the Moonman Glass Dip pen…
My last real reds…. on to pink!

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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Inktober 2019, 14


I adore INKTOBER!

Moonman Wancai with KWZ Grapefruit ink…
just like Ruby Red Grapefruit!.

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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Inktober: Mitchell Guitar and hating on Fude Pens


Fude nibs versus flex nibs?

I tried another quicky sketch…
Not thinking about inktober but that works too!
It isn’t the bad proportions that I hate
about this sketch (I mean, I might
have done better), it is that I can’t seem
to get the hang of the fude.

I love the Duke Fude compared to the Hero…
it is simply juicier.  While I can get the Hero to work now, it still isn’t as juicy as the Duke and needs frequent priming.

Right, me simply playing with lines.
The top two are the fudes, and the bottom
is one of my FPR flex nibs.
In my hands, the flex nib wins for
the ability to change line weights.

But I’ve not given up YET.

Fudes, top, versus
my favorite FPR Himalayan.

I am working in the Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook for the rest of the week…
Testing for Hahnemühle means I am likely to finish  the challenge.
I am not commenting about the paper until Sunday…

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Inktober 2019, 13


I adore INKTOBER!

Krishna Mandara with the Moonman Glass Dip pen…
Note that if you visit to buy, the ink shown is quite different than what I received.
Not sure if this is quality control or the images on a computer screen,
though I find Vanness to be very close typically.

**INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration,
and that class is requiring a commitment for two months.
I’m excited and a little sad I will miss Inktober…
but I made it very very easy for me.
I am using the itty-bitty 2-inch Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal
and keeping it simple, hearts to begin. Every day.  A simple commitment.
To find out about Inktober, visit here.

To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook
or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com

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SoCS: Ground of Being

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and
I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday
I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art!
You can do it too!
The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ground.”


I have no time really.  Seriously.  On a damn deadline like you can’t believe.
And trying to walk though a class on a creative process to boot..

But when I heard this week’s word a few minutes ago, it struck me as I am struggling to understand how I could have been so very wrong about someone close to me.

There is a spiritual phrase, but also a practical phrase, their “ground of being.”
It is a bit bigger than intention, though that is certainly in there somewhere.
It is the essence of where you are coming from, where your heart is,
how you operate in the world… and I always thought that this one person had a
good ground of being when it came to me at least.

I was wrong.  Very very wrong.  And I am reeling from it,
trying to focus many scenes from my life, stories told to me, all through these new lenses.  Rug pulled out from under me…
What is true and what isn’t…
Who might have I wronged while believing in this person,
who was so close to me and
whose ground of being was actually detrimental to my well-being.

Anyhow, as I am busy and beading and painting and cooking and sleeping and showering
I am looking at the world through these lenses… and trying to figure this all out.

Thank god/dess I have Mitchell by my side.

For the rules, go to Linda’s blog;  feel free to join the fun!

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