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Mitchell’s Sunny Gift!

My sweetie brings me sunflowers, my favorite!  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! … Continue reading

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Sunflower

Mitchell brought me early sunflowers to cheer me; I love sketching their cheery faces! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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I Lost the Centre for Transformative Work Design Competition

*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading

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Moms Stuff, Jewelry

My mom’s jewelry box was a mess when it came to me. She had taken to only wearing few things (arthritis kept her from changing necklaces and earrings.) I had to sort to find earring pairs and backings. On top … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 19 Grape Hyacinth

Back to textured, rough Hahnemühle Post Cards. Love Grape Hyacinths, which I’d never seen until my first Spring in Oregon. “Paint as you like and die Happy!*” Want to join in the fun? Use the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth when you post … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 6 Crazy Quilts

Finally moved from the postcards to the Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal and got serious about these quilt studies.  Seems I love painting them! Maybe I’ll do many squares to sell! This one didn’t turn out quite as well as I’d liked… … Continue reading

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Mom’s Stuff: Soup Tureen

A family piece, probably from my grandma Hoyt. Hoyt Street in San Fernando is named after our family… It is where Grandma Hoyt’s home and acreage existed long before I arrived. Many generations Californians. The tureen is not my style, … Continue reading

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Trip to Southern Oregon

During the trip from Portland to Southern Oregon down the I-5 corridor I sketched. I’d made a small folding journal from some grey arches paper for the trip. Never at the last minute before a trip take to gluing your … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 2

This leaning portion of the facade of the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city is from an image from Margaret Metcalfe. It was fun to do… ink then watercolor. I also tried this odd reflection and played with it, took … Continue reading

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VSW: Basílica de Guadalupe, 1

This month, we are painting the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico city, with images from Margaret Metcalfe (and a little help from Google maps). I am also trying, with resistance, the no line work first. I place a couple of … Continue reading

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Buddha Om

Playing around, like ya do… Was a bit blue when I did it, and it cheered me.  Art cheers! I thought I was done but then I came back in with crayons and played around with deeper color.  A throwaway … Continue reading

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Tools: Review: Hahnemühle D and S Sketchbook

What is it about a new journal? I love the blank page — not one of those peeps who hates them. The Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook (Draft and Sketch) is a new journal for me. I wanted to try … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: French Sofa

More design sketches for our client, the owner of the Louis XVI Settee. Silk bolsters for the arms, with flirty tassel-dangly-bobs. French knotted India silk creating scrunchy pillows for the back. The entire sketch… You may remember that the LouisXVI … Continue reading

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Sketching for Presentations: Pair of Louies

I created design sketches from images and samples, so that we could better talk with our client about ideas for her sofa pillows. These are fancy pillows and the colors are lovely rusty jewel tones with touches of green and … Continue reading

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VSW: Fjord

Pure, Lofoten is one of the most beautiful places on the planet! I had to do another image from last month! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new and improved dkatiepowellart.com and sign up … Continue reading

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New Journal: Hahnemühle DS Sketchbook

I’ve had this journal for a long time and as I am writing more I decided to give it a go! It is a draft and sketchbook, but of course I will push boundaries and eventually tell you what it … Continue reading

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Toilet Time

Our Morning Rituals are important. To Her too! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… why I … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake for Monday

I needed a new birthday wish cake to send out via email on friend’s birthdays! I made up this chocolate raspberry cake middle of the night when I was wanting just this!  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook … Continue reading

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