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I’m feeling frozen and powerless. I finally decided ritual was a path. When I am feeling powerless I turn to ritual… Gamblin sent the Equality Orange Oil Paint on the day I was so upset about the news, worried about … Continue reading
TODAY IS THE LAST CHANCE TO SIGN FOR THE GIVEAWAY! To enter, sign you name: HERE! Winners will be chosen by random draw on the Solstice, Saturday, June 20th, and announced that evening! For my reviews, go here: Hahnemühle Toned … Continue reading
GIVEAWAY! Two new Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Books will be given away with other goodies! One A5 landscape each, in each colors, grey or warm beige. I am also offering a full size Fineline Masking Fluid with both tips and surprise goodies! To … Continue reading
Virtual sketching in France this month, courtesy Annette Morris! Two images of poppy fields pulled me and I thought to combine them, One detailed and one a distant landscape. I masked some areas with Fineline Masking Fluid, and used Super5 … Continue reading
Trust me, you are going to get bored hearing about my bean adventures… but Rancho Gordo and their beans are keeping me going in this pandemic! I have ordered many different types of beans and *SHOCK* I can taste the … Continue reading
I’ve never filled up a journal before reviewing it! As this became my Corona-Virus Journal, I quickly filled it up with paintings and writing about this strange time we are living in. I’m a huge fan of Hahnemühle’s papers, and … Continue reading
Virtual sketching has been a nice escape: water on the lake, sailing away! 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. … Continue reading
Finally received the box of beans from Rancho Gordo… Been reading about them, and now I had to have beans… a staple during this damn Rona visit. I started with 1 lb of the big fat White Lima beans. They … Continue reading
Virtual sketching has been a nice escape: my choices take me to palm trees or water… or African Flamingos! The forget-me-nots send a message… even though I have Mitchell with me, we still feel more disconnected… Our friends don’t drop … Continue reading
A virtual walk on the shores of Africa… Drawn to interpreting the lines… And then had to add color! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading
Reconnected with my best best friend from high school!! It is a long story, but crazy family members broke us up by lying to each of us… We were kids, did not know or even consider that they might do … Continue reading
A package arrived in the nick of time… I was desperate for an onion and we were out of coffee! An unexpected package from Marianne in Idaho brought us both, plus color in ink samples and a lovely hand-painted card! … Continue reading
Most of you think masks now and think of Covid-19… But we use masks every day with filters, and now we cannot get the filters! They can’t sell anything mask related to us; everything is all about the virus. I … Continue reading
He’s back! The homeless man who lives in our studio neighborhood has been missing, but we finally heard his screaming *&#$@* so he’s not dead! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading
Finally friends are discussing losing their mojo. From my journal, above: “I’ve lost my mojo several times and had no will to sketch… The horror or uncertainty of our future, a sort of “why bother?” When the USA’s future seems … Continue reading
Virtual Sketchwalk image of Singapore Buddha provided by Jill Bartos: THANK YOU! I thought he might stay an inky sketch… NOPE! I had to add color… I love color! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check … Continue reading
Depression’s antidote? Dance! Music! You may notice I’ve been adding to my posts with songs at the bottom… I’ve bee playing loud rock and roll while I worked this week and last — Helps me not get too down… layers … Continue reading
Mitchell had an idea for a quiche flavor… So when the six dozen eggs were delivered (I had not ordered) I had to use some of them up — and quiches make for nice fast studio dinners when we are … Continue reading