1 Week 100 People: 19-34

Peeps 19-34; 16 people and I am already behind…
More I draw the behinder I get
*sigh*
I hate challenges.

Above I had a hair-brained notion to draw the same face several ways.
*hahahahaaaaa*
Well let me tell you if I find drawing people boring
then drawing the same one is more boring!

I turned to Sktchy tonight for inspiration…
I like #21-22, where I relaxed and took my time…
but technically took way too long, though I enjoyed it more.

This is a whole family and I really tried to pick up the pace, 10 minutes, timed it.
The baby is the only one I actually like.


Slowed down for these women.
I like them more, especially the last two…

Third and foruth images, I love the sexy sexy lines my
Fountain Pen Revolution Himalayan pen with the Ultraflex nib makes
and love the Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink.

*so first thing is don’t rush me*

A clock on me means I do not like what I am doing and that is that.
I was ready to quit after tonight but I am just going to take it
S-L-O-W.

I am working in the Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook for the rest of the week…
Given to me to test, and I’m testing as I do 82 people!
Testing for Hahnemühle means I am likely to finish  the challenge.
I am not commenting about the paper until Sunday…
I know already, however, it is meant for sketching only…

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1 Week 100 People: 1-18

Okay, here we go.
1 week, 100 people… groan.
I do it because I hate drawing people and yet sometimes I have to and so…
It is only a five days… and mine will be Sunday night through Friday morning.

I also plan on using every inked pen I own.


As I am doing this middle-of-the-night,
I am sketching from Sktchy and Instagram.
This night was all about #oldhollywood…

I like the ones above a LOT!
Took me about an hour though, for 8 drawings….


Below I cheated and drew a crowd from the Taste of Tasmania in Hobart.
Okay 18… I’m okay with that.

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USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park


Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now.
Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids.
They are so delicate…

This year the rains came later and that is good…
blossoms stayed put for days!
I had a chance to sketch Tom McCall (I think that is the name) Park.

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Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,
Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

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SoCS: Fab Four

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 “FAB.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “yawn.”

Fab. Four.

Is there anything else?
One of my two first albums
the other was Simon and Garfunkel….

This was the song.
Sent my not-quite-middle school girl head swooning.

Still love it today.

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

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Bright Ideas: Buddha Om Elephant

Why do I persist in trying to add water to this paper?

I started Trishna Jewelry because I could not find the jewelry I wanted…
Not too ethnic, not to refined.  When I fell in love with antique whitehearts I began.
The business did so-so — seems most people wanted ethnic and
I closed it a couple of years ago.  But I still have my own lovely jewelry!

This colored paper is impossible to photograph… I’ve tried everything to get consistency!

Vintage Japanese glass Buddhas wrapped in sterling…
Karen Tribe oms and stamped beads, on an unusual soft orange whiteheart.


Sterling Shakyamuni to match with Balinese stamped om beads.
I wore my own earrings until I fell in love with Poppy Lane’s earrings, and we traded!
I LOVE her earrings!  (Now I need to draw them!)

As I draw my jewelry, I will add it so I can see those pages together.

Bright Ideas multi-color journal,
Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.

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More Inks, Robert Oster and Birmingham


A new order swabbed in my journal.
My tax rewards coincided with several sales and so I went a little nuts!
Sales on ink tempt me much more than a few dollars off a pen.  Free shipping on inks,
which tend to cost more than pens to ship, makes me even happier.

That beautiful pen is Fountain Pen Revolution Himalayan
with an ultra flex nib… A beauty.

These were being discontinued from a pen/ink site, extreme sale!
Robert Oster discontinued!!?! Good for me.
Unfortunately most of what was left were things I had
but these few happily went home with me!
Charcoal and Graphite are already in rotation!
What is not to love about Robert Oster ink?
Gorgeous, complex and  and well-behaved.
Never feathers on less expensive papers, and depth of colors is amazing.

I also ordered these amazing Birmingham ink colors!
I waited for Birmingham to get Tarnished Nickel ink in for the longest time.
It did not disappoint, and I immediately filled a pen!

I need time to sketch!

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Crescent Moon

Heading into the Dark of the Moon, I saw the crescent tonight.

I love the inks overlapping.


Ink painting, Robert Oster (Bronze, Thunderstorm, and Orange)
and Birmingham but not sure which.

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