Tag Archives: De Atramentis Document ink

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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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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