Portfolio of Journals

 I try to make marks each day, in ink or watercolor or acrylic.

When something strikes me as interesting visually or grabs at my heart,
it often ends up in a sketchbook.
The difference is now I share them on a blog.

Sometimes a place or event or cause strikes my fancy.  I’ll make a Folding Journal of
that place/event/cause under handmade Folded Journals, below.

My finished journals, when I get time, are under that section below.

I sell originals, prints, and take commissions.
I have a separate page for Challenges!


2018 Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

2018 Mom’s Jewelry Box

2018 Trip to Southern Oregon

W15 12 2 RO ENDANGERED PLACES A 021 BANNER2015 Restore Oregon: Endangered Places 2016

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM BANNER2015 Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner

2015 Delivering Gothic Sofa Hearst
*gads look at my horrible printing… worked on THAT*

  2014 Cards

All my Hahnemühle Post Cards!

As I finish Art Journals I will list those pages here!

This is not just a collection of watercolors, but a place where I am writing and making marks about our life.  Some items are excluded, of course.

Nostalgie Journal 10-2017

EDIM 2017

Every Day in May, 2017.

NaSkeFiMo, or Fill Up The Journal and Be Done with It!

A Strathmore Journal I really did not like… finished!

Hahnemuhle Nostalgie 5 2017

Heavenly Journal…

Sketchbook Project 2017

I participated in the Brooklyn Sketchbook Project, Fear and Hope.

Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Journal 11/2017

Love this journal, not watercolor paper but can take a lot of water…
Ended in roughly November 2017…

Fabriano A4 11/2017

Hated this journal — pilling paper — but persisted because
I had some drawings I wanted to keep.  I finished!

Hahnemuhle Nostalgie Journal 10/2017

This journal started in Diwali, and continued to just after the New Year.
I anticipated that it would be about light and ritual and women…
There was instead a good deal of unanticipated loss.
I withheld many pages from this public forum
(though I have no problem with friends flipping through my journals)
because I documented the struggle of personal losses and deaths.
My antidote, however, is to paint cheerful things.
That is the story my journal reveals.
Colorful items, beloved memories — a visual gratitude defying the
sadness and craziness of our country and the horror of the stories.
If I didn’t practice gratitude I do not know how I’d make it.

2016 8 Pentalic Journal

2016 4 Pentalic Journal

Lojong and Tonglen Study Journal 1 (WIP)

A Lojong/Tonglen Journal, which I am bringing over
from my other blog, and will add to until I finish.

Bright Ideas Journal, One (WIP)

I journal of brightly colored pages with
mostly pen and ink drawings with
touches of color, memories, objects and their stories.

©D. Katie Powell.
My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart.

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