Tag Archives: De Atramentis Document ink

VSW: New Caledonia Sunset

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. Because this process had so much waiting time, I decided to image the … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Beach

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul… A chance to work on washes… getting enough made before I … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Palms

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook is exploring New Caledonia this month with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I did a very fast sketch because I was showing a … Continue reading

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Dieting… Ugh

I hate dieting but I need to do something because I have to lose some weight. I decided to try something with a tiny A6  Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book. Each night I draw my food… So far I am just … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 4, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. To see the entire project, go here. (To see other years you go … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 3, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) To see Week 1 and how … Continue reading

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Frank

I had two images from which to refer while sketching this softly grey-brown long-hair cat. (See one below, along with my first sketch of Frank done in 2014 — I’ve learned a LOT!) Frank’s eyes came out  bit too blue, … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 2, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) To see Week 1 and how … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 1, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) I created an accordion booklet from … Continue reading

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World Watercolor Month: Sharkavado

Hahahaaaaa! 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. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Lamy Joy … Continue reading

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Grrr

Not happy with this company. Fought with them over their technicians stripping all the bolts during installation, 2 years ago (how would we know until we wanted to move it?). Weeks of fighting.  They tried not to deal with it. … 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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Posies: Cynthia’s Sedum

You n ever know how you change someone… I have a friend who is an artist and also has an amazing garden. Cynthia shares her whimsical garden with us daily, and also lets me sketch from her flowers. This morning … Continue reading

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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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