Tag Archives: De Atramentis Document ink

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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Process Ink Painting, Tips

For Maureen!! I haven’t time to do a video but I decided to publish this now and not wait… more tips for painting with ink. Above, I simple use a Pentel Aquash waterbrush filled with water, and touched the Robert … Continue reading

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Tools: WaterPROOF Inks

I had someone get a bit heated with me for insisting that the right words be used for waterPROOF and water resistant. *I can take it* The reason the distinction is important is artists need to know waterPROOF in order … Continue reading

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Sweet Commission

I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished!  She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Missing the Beach

Missing the ocean, walking with my toes in the wet sand. Spending a day hunting for the tiniest shells in a tidepool. Bright Ideas multi-color journal, White Uniball Signo, Pitt White pen, Platinum Plaiser pen with DeAtramentis Document Urban Grey … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: RG Bean Ritual

I started this little ritual because I find the beans so beautiful. Each time I open a new package I place two of the beans in the abalone shell I found on T Bay, the beach I grew up on … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Roseville

I have no creative juices, but I can draw… So back to my memory journal… Bright Ideas multi-color journal, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges.     To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check … Continue reading

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Feeling Fried

Okay, I am taking a little break for a few days — Just busy with work…. feel stretched too thin. But I wanted to say one thing… in case you had not noticed… MOST OF US ARE FRIED. I mean, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 3

Continuing Covid-19 journal… Finishing this journal… moving on. When I decided to do these folding journals for Covid-19 reflections, I wanted the virus writing and sketching to be separate from our lives. HA! I thought this was going to be … Continue reading

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Studio Urban Sketching

Urban Sketchers has never allowed people who were stuck at home for either surgery or recouping or just unable to get out due to their medical issues to sketch their environment.  After being laid up literally on my back for … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 1

Made a little folding journal… Not a celebration… Not high art… Just me trying to get through my days… I’ll publish from time to time… Starting on the New Moon.   To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Desk Delivery

The infamous desk.  Okay, maybe not infamous. Yes, I sketched it and write about it, venting like crazy. I can’t share it because I don’t want some crazy ass lawyer deciding he wants a piece of me. Let’s leave om … Continue reading

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VSW: Pittock Mansion, Detail Stonework

Ink and watercolor.  Detail. 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 Watercolour … Continue reading

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Tools: Beauregarde From Birmingham

I wanted this pen for a long time. Stunned by it’s simple beauty and clear drenched color, I waited for over a year. I was not seduced by other pens in similar colors… Then when it became available, I could … Continue reading

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