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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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Inky Thots: Birmingham Independence Grey

Birmingham Pen Company Independence Grey ink is named in honor of the Liberty Bell, housed in Philadelphia, PA.  I drew the Liberty Bell on my test page with a PENBB pen on cold press watercolor paper and touched the lines … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Crisp Formula Inks

Birmingham has a new lineup of amazing inks, the Crisp Formula Inks. I know, I usual write about inks as an artist, but these inks are made to be compatible with inexpensive everyday papers, without bleed and feathering, which is … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: The Maker’s Palette 

I have a lot of inks… way too many to use in my lifetime even with painting. But, really, why have a boring crayola 8-pack when you can have the 64-pack with every color imaginable? I’ve also found the makers … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Coking Coal

Birmingham Pen Company Coking Coal ink is named in honor of coking coal, a unique coal which “usually refers to the product derived from low-ash and low-sulphur bituminous coal by a process called coking.”  Coking is “the heating of coal … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Slag Grey

Blue-green-grey Birmingham Slag Grey ink is named in honor of the Homestead Steelworks, built in 1881. It became part of the Carnegie Steel company in 1883. For many years was the largest steelworks in the world. Remember that others review … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Boysenberry

Birmingham Boysenberry ink is named in honor of the fruits from the Southside Farmer’s Market, built in 1915. The original market house on this spot was built in 1893, burned, and was rebuilt by architect Charles Bickel in 1915. “According … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham New Versus Old Ink Colors…

A lot of people have asked how the old colors look versus the new colors… I say, some of the new I like better, some of the old I like better, and in some I love both equally!!  Below are … Continue reading

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Abalone #notinktober

#Notinktober is over… But I am not over with inks! I was waylaid by two things: work, and a project that I want to finish and knowing how things go I thought I best get going early. Today I am … Continue reading

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RBG Missed #notinktober

I have a few sketches of her passing in my journal. I was a fan long before, and if you haven’t read her biography, it is a great read. She was what we need right now… NOT Amy. I love … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 5, #notinktober

Art in Sydney Image for reference by Debi Taylor, shown bottom. Started with a line drawing, as always. This artwork was frightening in its twisting complexity: I almost gave up many times… but then there is that half-finished drawing in … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham’s NEW Electron

I am finally getting to my new bottles of the new improved ink colors from Birmingham Pen Company, beginning with the stunning bright blue Birmingham Electron ink, made to commemorate the Shippingport Atomic Power Station, the first full-scale PWR nuclear … Continue reading

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Posies Again #notinkober

Ink drawing of Linda’s garden with a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges. Then many inks painted… To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Pentel Aquash … Continue reading

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Booksellers #notinktober

We watched the movie The Booksellers and it was so good…. I want to step back in time to a different place where things were slower and instant gratification was not the high point of everyone’s life. So many great … Continue reading

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Amy’s Girls #notinktober

If 2020 can get worse, then electing Amy Coney Barrett will be the icing on the year. My mother had a good job in the defense industry, writing manuals for various things she could not talk about.  There were deadlines … Continue reading

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Navratri #notinktober

The Durgha Festival is on, Navratri, and ten nights of a celebration of the many faces of the goddess is in full swing. Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Opal Green ink. She sits on my desk, a reminder of strong … Continue reading

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Birthday Cooking 2020

We spent a weekend cooking for ourselves… WE both have arthritis and need things that work for us, and many “gluten-free” items are made with potato flour, because cooks think that doesn’t bother people — but that is also a … Continue reading

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Stuffed Poblanos

The newest yummy thing I am making to freeze for quick dinners or lunches. Great for sketching in #notinktober. Inks listed at the bottom of the recipe above. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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