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Our Smokey Summer

Smoke. I’ve been sketching/journaling, just no time to format and post. This was a miserable summer but of course, hard to complain because others were losing their homes, businesses and environment, we just had smoke. Grisaille above, with watercolor topped … 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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VSW: Florida Trailer Park 2

This sketchwalk of trailer parks in Florida, some of which are now gone, was so much fun to draw! I had so little time but kept coming back, and sketching fast sketches , here adding shadow with diluted Lexington Grey … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle DS Art Journal: Last Look Back

I finished my Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook and am well into my new Nostalgie journal; this is a rambling last look back, at the things I had no time to post that I can share. Sometimes I can’t share, … 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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Whale Dream

I turned to speak with her and it appeared she was walking on water. Then I saw them, huge whales just under the surface of the water. They knew her, and were coming to say goodbye. I adore whales, and … Continue reading

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VSW: Florida Trailer Park 1

This month’s walk is through four trailer park neighborhoods in Florida… Taking a look at dying neighborhoods, torn down for more lucrative places, happening not just in Florida. I took three images and put them together (I admit to taking … Continue reading

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VSW: Rockport Chairs

From sketch with a fat stub pen to watercolor wash! One more of Rockport — such excellent images! With us in the biz, I had to try the chairs in front of Habitat for Humanity! Thanks to Tom Brudzinski for … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 29, Journal painting

*Warning, this is not a happy post! A roller-coaster ride is more accurate.* All through World Watercolor Month I’ve been writing like I haven’t in years. I had so much to be upset about, and then on the heels of … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 28 Flower Doodle

Pairing this great quote with watercolor doodles… Made-up flowers while I listened in a business meeting, then painted later. Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards + Goodies Galore! … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 27, Blueberry

This blueberry is symbolic of things I can’t share — but still a watercolor a day! Writing a book… some things you don’t want to trot out toooo early! Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 26 Rosh Chodesh

I wrote on Rosh Chodesh about the massive changes that are happening in our lives, our family, and the world. Pages of writing and unfortunately nothing I feel comfortable sharing. I am far more likely to share my “stuff” that … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 25, Savirtri Sleeps

Savitri tends to sleep deeply near us at night… We make noise, move pillows, and really, the only thing that wakes her is if she somehow smells cheese or ice cream or hears chips… food rocks her world! My kinda … Continue reading

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WWM: Giveaway! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards

Giving away to two lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards! In honor of the paper I use most often for the World Watercolor Month challenge, I’m offering TWO prizes of postcard tins! (Sorry, USA + … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 22, VSW Rockport Dog

A second stab at catching the essence, this time of a poodly dog in a doorway. Under five minutes, played with where I placed my color for fun. Still paying attention to the eyes in the end livened up the … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 21, VSW Rockport Cow

I have NO time so decided to try catching the essence in a few strokes and brushes of color.  Cow was first try, under five minutes. Paying attention to the eyes in the end helped give the cow life. Thanks … 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 17 Moms Stuff, Sun

My mom’s copper sun hanging in my finish room. Trying a different route, waterproof inks building them up. Lexington Grey above… Brown inks added, De Atramentis Document Brown and something I mixed up in a waterbrush! Finally, watercolors added. And … Continue reading

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