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World Watercolor Month: Himalayan Poppy

Fell in love with the paper-thin petals in the soft blue; I’ve not seen this flower before. Painted from an image from a friend. For these watercolor posies I am trying out a new book (to me) from Hand-Book, one … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Crocus

I don’t know whose image I painted from, but I thank them. flowers are so good for releasing an artist’s block. To hear more about World Watercolor Month visit here: Everyone can play! To hear about classes, follow me on … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sweet Peas / Creative Block

I am in a creative slump. I’ve been in this stuck place for weeks and pushed myself to sketch posies — which usually works — but nothing is working.  Painting these flowers has been like slogging through mud.  I told … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Dan’s Purple Flower

Flower from an image by Dan Antion, a good photographer and writer-blogger, met through blogging and he is a friend who also lets me steal his images from which to paint. I love that I am starting this new book … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Coffee Ritual

We have a coffee ritual.  Mitchell makes the coffee. I slice the fresh ginger for him. Beautiful cups, and sliced fresh ginger, brown sugar and milk make a heavenly coffee. Mitchell puts his finger in it for extra sweetness. I’ve … 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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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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Rona Keeps on Giving

I did this  thinking I was not going to watercolor it… I think maybe I liked it better that way! This feels is a neverending crisis, made worse by our politicians (yes I am looking at you Kate Brown). The … Continue reading

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Rona2: Zebra Beans

It isn’t that I’ve stopped eating beans, it is that I am settling into a comfort zone with my cooking of beans.  I still write down my experiences with new beans and am finding new beans to try but have … Continue reading

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Rona2: VSW Sydney AU

Debi Taylor is taking us on a VIRTUAL walk through Sydney. This is what they call a “bin chicken” but it is really a white Ibis; we did a challenge of about 10 minutes and I did 12 NIC dry … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Seven

I think it is working… or maybe it is that I am just moving my pen, making marks, and that lifts depression? But bold and bright is here to stay! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Six

Oriental poppies coming in these watery flavors are just delicious… I found an image of a field of poppies and picked out two to draw… finding them in the field was a meditation… You can see I used them in … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Five

Morgan Harper Nichols lovely quote was a needed reminder! “i am worthy of the time it takes to do the things that heal my heart.” She is on IG @morganharpernichols…. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Four

doodle flowers this one was white but that just bored me so I got to play god/dess and wrap that pretty shape in yellow and oranges and cheerful colors! right now several days are attacking at once and each day … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Three

This little pen changed everything. Vintage Pelikan P20 Twist Fountain Pen (while they are still available) with its soluble black ink and a nib that slides on the paper (for about $10) is such a joy! I use the empty … Continue reading

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Rona2, Anti-Depression Posies, Redux

doodle flowers draw it down keep moving don’t think too much…     To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, 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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