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Inky Thots: Birmingham Polar Bear

 Birmingham Polar Bear ink is named in honor of the Polar Bears at the Highland Park Zoo in Pittsburgh. I am disappointed that they do nto put this on the bottles anymore as they used to… It was a distinctive … 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: Robert Oster Green at Night

I love the name of this Robert Oster ink, Green at Night! It is a moody dark green that, when washed, brightens!  The forest scene above was drawn over a light wash of Robert Oster’s Green at Night. with a … 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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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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Coping

Okay, I am coping.  Some movement I attribute to working these items below. Like exercise, you have to force it then it feels good. (Okay, me and exercise, in theory only.) Maybe some is the answer to prayers, a shift … Continue reading

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Delight

Lights! I wanted to stay with objects that delight. Lights are strung on our bookcases in both studio and home, colorful, brilliant spots of twinkle that delight our hearts. We both love color, and our choices of objects that sit … Continue reading

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Port Townsend Bowl

While writing about being stuck, I was inspired by a friend, Lucia Maya, of Luminous Ceramics (beautiful pottery in Maui colors). She published a quote (see below) that moved me, and came on the heels of me finding a small … Continue reading

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Unwinding Stuck

I am trying to work my way out of a creative block and depression.  I am so stuck. I don’t remember the last time I was stuck like this… weeks on end.  I was looking for images for something I … Continue reading

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VSW: Cathedral of Saint Basil’s, Moscow

I’ve started this study very late on a weekend night.  The building is the Cathedral of Saint Basil, AKA Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, AKA Cathedral of the Intersession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (image right from … Continue reading

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Middle of the Night

Nighttime has been a wholly different time with my not sketching much. A friend has just had their first baby, a sweet little girl that may be a teenager before I get to meet her… I know that babies get … Continue reading

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