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Taxes, the Push Toward the Full Moon

I hate taxes.  That is all.  In a foul mood. Full Moon Coming, my deadline. And I made fudge for Mitchell. Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, with a new loverly Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen in Retro Pop Orange with Private Reserve … Continue reading

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Red Cat Buddha on RedBubble

I have Red Zazen Cat Buddha up on RedBubble! And a handsome husband who is willing to model his shirts for me! We have men’s, women’s, tanks, and hoodies — and other products as well!

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Ganesha

Ganesha is calling again.  Maybe it is spring, new beginning? If you want to know how far you can get by regularly practicing watercolor, take a look at my favorite small resin Ganesha in February 2014 and in July 2014! … Continue reading

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Review: Pentalic Field Book

I did a quick sketch to try out my new Pentalic Field Book.  140lb. Acid Free; Cold Pressed; Exceptional wet strength; Professional grade watercolor paper. I love their pencils — my favorite — and they are an Oregon company: I … Continue reading

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Green Tara, One

She is based on our Ganges River clay version of Green Tara. A challenge for me, she is very colorful and detailed, AND, I am still pushing for a loose wash effect. Not completely happy with her but not bad … Continue reading

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Thai Buddha, One

He is an unassuming little black resin Thai Buddha. I see him in color, looking so sweet. Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Preppie Pen, De Artramentis Document ink, and Daniel Smith and Holbien watercolor … Continue reading

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Red Zazen Cat on RedBubble

I put a few new item up on my RedBubble page — I needed a break from the bidding wars of our mainstream business! Zazen Red Cat went up to satisfy a client! Men and women’s clothing, totes, note cards, … Continue reading

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Garuda with Washes, Three

On this final (for now) Garuda, here is the story of Mitchell’s Garuda. Mitchell and I were buying statues from a Tibetan man in Nepal (long story, another time) and had never met him nor spoken with him. An anthropologist … Continue reading

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Garuda with Washes, Second

I am really happy with the Garuda above! I wanted him to come alive, and not be a statue on a dais as he is shown in my post from earlier this week. I began with a pencil sketch in … Continue reading

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Garuda with Washes, The First

I continue to work the various levels in washes, learning as I go.  I worked with one of Mitchell’s favorite statues (right) which has a lovely history, which I will tell you all about in one of these posts when … Continue reading

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Zen Cats and Watercolor Washes

After my frustration at Kiva Tearoom, I decided I needed to go back and just play with washes.  Middle of the night I read suggestions from several watercolor books on washes.  I sketched the Zazen Cats, fun images I come … Continue reading

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Happy Imbolc

The groundhog saw his shadow; more snow, which is a GOOD thing. Prayers to Brigit should be said at sunset.  Brigit is the patroness of poetry, blacksmithing, cattle, sacred wells, and the arrival of early spring May I become at … Continue reading

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Garuda Sketch: Paint Party Friday

Paint Party Friday’s post this week is about Mitchell’s Garuda statue. Mitchell went to a friend’s home and they were drumming.  The drumming was meant to further visions, for which Mitchell had no experience.  He achieved a trance-like state, closed … Continue reading

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#29faces: The Worst Cold in History and I Painted Buddha

I’ve had the worst cold in history.  This cold virus should be packaged as a weapon.  After the first two days, going stark mad with boredom but having trouble standing due to dizziness, I finally got my wits about me … Continue reading

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My Foray Into Keeping a Watercolor Journal

I have not used watercolors in 25 years — and when I did, it was in a graphic manner or as an undercoat for colored pencils.    But I want to paint more, and need to work my painting into … Continue reading

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