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#OneWeek100People2017 (I thought I was done)

Okay this was fun for a bit… But still faces a no-go for me! Gregory allowed me to have a bit of fun with them, and find a way in… ONE more day, and no more.  This time I mean … Continue reading

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#OneWeek100People2017

That’s a winner…  Mitchell! Okay I thought I’d do the 100-faces-in-a-week.  I’m not terrible with faces, I just am not too interested in drawing them.  So here is one day of that, and no more. Can’t do challenges just because … Continue reading

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Shoulda Quit While Ahead

It was on its way to be a good sketch and I should have STOPPED but I added water to the charcoal then red and this is what overworked looks like… Sorry Sammy! I’m gonna say my lack of judgement … Continue reading

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Tools: Painting with Ink

Inktober and two new purchases pushed me even further into playing with just inks, or mostly inks, instead of watercolor. Today I write about my first month of using inks in a painterly way… and that means I am moving … Continue reading

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USk: Thurman “Thursday” Garage Doors

Mitchell and I like to walk up Thurman Street sometimes (and should do it more!).  So many old garages and oddities and lovely gardens.  Some of the old garages look like they are never used; the vines cover the doors. … Continue reading

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Tools: Favorite Fountain Pens

NOTE: UPDATED 1/2018!With Inktober arriving in a week, pens are an appropriate tool to review! (BTW, yes I am doing the challenge — I love it — but I don’t use the prompts.  I just draw every day in ink!) … Continue reading

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USk: PSU Saturday Market and Oregon Berry Festival

Memory of a lovely day with Mitchell.  Started with the Pen Show, then on to the more normal Saturday activity for us: Going to the Portland Saturday Market for peaches and squash and other yummy things. We also happened upon … Continue reading

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USk: St. James Lutheran Church

Experimenting with color after taking a class… I am often bored by stone buildings, but several interesting water-colorists use what-ever color where-ever they want.  This is one of the stone churches we pass on our way to the Saturday Market … Continue reading

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More Trains: Portland Union Station and more

Part two of the response to a friend’s request to post for National Train Day! Part one here! (Go visit him here if you love trains and that will lead you to others who are posting, and the logo also … Continue reading

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National Train Day: Portland Union Station

This is in response to a friend’s request to post for National Train Day! (Go visit him here if you love trains and that will lead you to others who are posting, and the logo also was stolen from him….) … Continue reading

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How I Make Creative Decisions

Sometimes it is hard to pick a project, or say no to an opportunity. April is arriving, and I have two art projects on my board in addition to making a living (conserving antiquities — this is what I am … Continue reading

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