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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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Tools: Fineline Masking Fluid

A few years ago Tracey Fletcher King turned me onto Fineline Masking Fluid. I tried others and found them sticky and thick and messy; not what I wanted in the ways I wanted to use a masking fluid. Fineline’s masking … Continue reading

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Purple Lilies

Ink-painting with lovely new ink colors… Nostalgie sketchbook takes watercolor washes well, but sometimes ink washes get bogged down in the paper… Especially inks I have not played with enough to see how they move. Troublemaker Sea Glass (green) is … Continue reading

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Tools: Esterbrook “Estie” Blueberry

I adore this lovely Estie… it is not the newer Lilac color but the older Blueberry. It is a cross between lovey deep blue-purples and mother-of-pearl. Sweet stub nib glides across the Nostalgie paper! Esterbrook is an excellent company — … Continue reading

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Nostalige Journal 11-2018

I forgot to publish my entire journal from the end of last year… What a period!  Lotta writing… Less watercolor (no time) but more ink painting. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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My Sketchbook Project Is LIVE and Touring!

My entry into the Sketchbook Project is live online at the Brooklyn Art Gallery! Their scanning leaves a little to be desired (they left out pages and scrunched pages) so I published it again, below. It is touring the country … Continue reading

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Tools: Ink Journal

In the back of new journals, I make sure I try all inked pens on the new paper. It is the second test I have for inks to see if they are waterproof, the first here. I also get to … Continue reading

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Tools: Waterproof Inks Review

If you are a watercolor artist your definition of “waterproof” must meets the highest standards. A lovely drawing in ink has to hold while washes of watercolor pour over it; the linework must stay put. When people say, “It is … Continue reading

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Doodlewash: 1000 Days

Charlie from Doodlewash posted his 1000th doodlewash today.  His post is worth reading from beginning to end, and I concur.  Great minds and all that. At the end of the post he has three takeaways worth following! One is about … Continue reading

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Connection

I’m journalling daily in my Nostalgie with images almost every page… Too personal to publish, as family is still alive. This images was swirling around in my head for days in deep blue. It has something to do with what … Continue reading

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Tools: Derwent Palette (Pencil Case)

Yes, another Palette!  I swear my last one (fingers crossed!) Jenn understands that I paint in bed in the middle of the night AND like lots of colors.  On her recommendation (Just Add Water Silly) I bought the Derwent Empty … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake for Monday

I needed a new birthday wish cake to send out via email on friend’s birthdays! I made up this chocolate raspberry cake middle of the night when I was wanting just this!  To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: Hope and Fear, 2017

 Last year was the first year I participated in the Sketchbook Project, the project out of Brooklyn whereby people from all over the world buy a small sketchbook, fill it, choose to have it imaged or not, and it sits … Continue reading

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Difficult Mom

My mom may be unable to stay in her apartment. This is hard for us, harder for her. Fortunately, not one of her friends, doctors, nurses, etc., disagrees with us, which helps to make the decision clear-cut. Still, is is … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Kick-Back

After the month we’ve had, when Valentine’s Day came around all we wanted to do was completely veg out and not see a single human being except each other all day! We also didn’t want to mess with our bodies … Continue reading

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Pink and Orange Posies

New Nostalgie Journal… at the new moon I played with pen and a wet brush and moved the Nemosine inks around… After they dried I added watercolor to deepen. Made up flowers are posies!  I try to do SOMETHING daily! … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: My Prayer for our Ocean

Last night I mailed in my submission to the Sketchbook Project, the project out of Brooklyn whereby people from all over the world buy a small sketchbook, fill it, choose to have it imaged or not, and it becomes part … Continue reading

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Nostalgie Journal 10-2017

This journal started in Diwali, and continued to just after the New Year. I anticipated that it would be about light and ritual and women… There was instead a good deal of unanticipated loss. I withheld many pages from this … Continue reading

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