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Inky Thots: Birmingham Black Olive

Gads I love this ink! I am a huge fan of grey inks, and have never loved a black ink (though I’ve loved them for their waterproof qualities when sketching). This ink is not grey, and is not black… In … Continue reading

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I hate the 4th of July

I hate the Fourth of July. There, I’ve said it. Not popular, and I’d like it if it didn’t threaten our livelihood in this stupid city. Every year we have to pack up our computers and such, and sit in … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Tarnished Nickel

Taking a break from posting World Watercolor Month images for a review of a great grey ink from Birmingham. NOTE:  I just realized this ink is nowhere in their new colors, and so, I apologize. I picked up one of … Continue reading

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Grrr

Not happy with this company. Fought with them over their technicians stripping all the bolts during installation, 2 years ago (how would we know until we wanted to move it?). Weeks of fighting.  They tried not to deal with it. … Continue reading

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USk: Worst Nicolai Sketch Ever

Oh gads what to do when the sketching is not happening? I try to give my babies a fair shake and finish them, but this one I finally gave up on and splashed a little color on and called it … Continue reading

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Pandemic Recipes: At the Beginning, A Prayer

I am creating a new cookbook, gathering the recipes we relied upon in the last year of this crazy pandemic. I am using a journal I am unfamiliar with, created from heavy unfinished and rough paper from India, a Kadhi … Continue reading

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Posies: Cynthia’s Sedum

You n ever know how you change someone… I have a friend who is an artist and also has an amazing garden. Cynthia shares her whimsical garden with us daily, and also lets me sketch from her flowers. This morning … Continue reading

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USk: NW Vaughn St

East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading

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Woodshed Pen gets a New Ink!

Mitchell bought my Woodshed pen from Mike Allen: since following him on IG I have grown to love him even more as he is a dog lover, taking in strays that show up at his door and either giving them … Continue reading

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USk: NW Wilson St

In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading

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In Memory of My Brother

Oh I’ve had him on my mind…. Nine years gone, and I miss him more than I’ve ever missed anyone I’ve lost. He was a man who connected and cared, reached out and made sure you were thought of in … Continue reading

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Some people….

This is about all I have to say… and… Sir Billy Connolly – Fuck Off: A Video To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Everlasting Inks

Birmingham has a new lineup of beautiful water-resistant inks, their Everlasting Inks.  These inks are quite water-resistant (not 100% waterPROOF) and excellent for writing precious documents.  For sketching or use with watercolors or other fluid mediums over the top, I … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Krishna Pencil

Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used for ink-painting! I love this oddball ink.  It looks mauvish then can also look biscuit grey, and I have no idea why … Continue reading

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Pillows

It’s been ages since I have pulled out my watercolors for anything more than a splash. You know that I don’t artists criticizing their work, but in this case, I am sharing with you a process of my own, as … Continue reading

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No Time

For 2-3 weeks I have been wearing my fingers to the bone hand-stitching on a project for our actual business.  These are pillows to go with two French Louis XIV Settees, and a longer French Empire Sofa, both from the … Continue reading

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New Pen Day: TWSBI Eco

It’s not that I collect TWSBI Ecos… If I did, then I would have the Rose Gold variety, but they are not my thang. I do LOVE these pens, however. They are an ever-ready bunny pen, and hold a ton … Continue reading

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Pandemic Exhaustion

We’ve been exhausted at the end of our days, and so watch more tele than normal… and also, we often go back to favorite shows rather than try new shows… Lazy and tired and we often fall asleep with the … Continue reading

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