Tag Archives: De Atramentis Document ink

Coping

Okay, I am coping.  Some movement I attribute to working these items below. Like exercise, you have to force it then it feels good. (Okay, me and exercise, in theory only.) Maybe some is the answer to prayers, a shift … 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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VSW: Cathedral of Saint Basil’s, Moscow

I’ve started this study very late on a weekend night.  The building is the Cathedral of Saint Basil, AKA Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, AKA Cathedral of the Intersession of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat (image right from … Continue reading

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Middle of the Night

Nighttime has been a wholly different time with my not sketching much. A friend has just had their first baby, a sweet little girl that may be a teenager before I get to meet her… I know that babies get … Continue reading

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VSW: Cathedral of Christ Savior, Moscow

I’ve not had much time to sketch but so love the images from our Virtual Sketchwalk in Moscow I finally started very late on a weekend night. Magical images with turrets and bubbling rooftops created fairy-tale building imagery that is … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2021

I’ve sketched and journaled this year, but was too busy and/or exhausted to post…. So, going back, there will be some retro posts of our time earlier this year, before I stopped sketching at all and began journaling furiously. After … Continue reading

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Zoom Buddha

I’ve been in a creative block… No energy, no inspiration, no drawing, no sketching! I’ve played with ink swabs, but that is as far as it goes. I’ve also found I had nothing to say… Almost no writing, though there … Continue reading

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VSW Vietnam, 1

I am happy I had the Virtual Sketchwalk group (on Face Book) to take me away to Vietnam with images from Aniko Szedlak… I started with an image of Aniko and ginger… Love me some Ginger! To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW Vietnam, 2

In the midst of so much sadness having these lovely silk lanterns and the beautiful lantern shop with the bougainvillea in full blossom was a delight. It took me forever. Depression would pull me, sleepiness and distraction also overtaking me. … Continue reading

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New Years, New Journal

Happy New Year! I have been given a couple of different journals, and am trying the Rhodia Touch starting this new year, so a departure from my loved Hahnemuhle journals. In the short time I have been using it, I … Continue reading

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the creative life

This morning I received another email in the marketing blitz for a popular bundled experience from an online art school. Their classes are good — not great but good — and popular — however, there are amazing teachers teaching art … Continue reading

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Missing the Ocean

Praying that someday soon we will feel comfortable enough to drive out to the beach! 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 … Continue reading

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Surfacing

I am finally surfacing after this damn election. I am happy with the (almost) outcome but the close call depressed the hell out of me. Enough so that I didn’t draw after the 30th, when the fear of the future … Continue reading

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Stunning Days

After months of,covid and blm protests and bad reporting… then 10 days of fear of fires and all that that entailed… Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. I have nothing new to say. It’s all been said on social media and by … Continue reading

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Using Watercolour vs Sketching Journals

Covid changed my journal use yet again. Between the pandemic, sequestration, and the Portland protests, I began to write pages in my sketching journal… because that is what I carry with me, and I felt like I was writing to … Continue reading

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True Love, Sweets!

Cooking is important again… and has stayed that way for months! We don’t buy baked goods and other deli items while shopping now… GREAT cookie recipe from http://www.butterbaking.com! I had only brown sugar, and now have a versatile recipe that … Continue reading

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Process Ink Painting, Blooms

Above, I simple use a Pentel Aquash waterbrush filled with water, Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook to try inkpainting a peach. I am trying to get the hang of not always ending up with “blooms” or dark edges. I used a small … Continue reading

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Pineapple Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Chicken

I’ve made sure that I cooked really good meals for us — versatile and changing, things like this one that can become second meals with white beans added over rice… there is so little goodness around these days that cooing … Continue reading

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