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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Graphite

Robert Oster Graphite is one of five of my favorite greys, leaning into deep purple and blues when touched with water.  I am on my third bottle. Above, a wet circle is ringed with Graphite, and left to dry on … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Tarnished Nickel

Taking a break from posting World Watercolor Month images for a review of a great grey ink from Birmingham. NOTE:  I just realized this ink is nowhere in their new colors, and so, I apologize. I picked up one of … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Everlasting Inks

Birmingham has a new lineup of beautiful water-resistant inks, their Everlasting Inks.  These inks are quite water-resistant (not 100% waterPROOF) and excellent for writing precious documents.  For sketching or use with watercolors or other fluid mediums over the top, I … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Krishna Pencil

Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used for ink-painting! I love this oddball ink.  It looks mauvish then can also look biscuit grey, and I have no idea why … Continue reading

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Pandemic Exhaustion

We’ve been exhausted at the end of our days, and so watch more tele than normal… and also, we often go back to favorite shows rather than try new shows… Lazy and tired and we often fall asleep with the … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Independence Grey

Birmingham Pen Company Independence Grey ink is named in honor of the Liberty Bell, housed in Philadelphia, PA.  I drew the Liberty Bell on my test page with a PENBB pen on cold press watercolor paper and touched the lines … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Crisp Formula Inks

Birmingham has a new lineup of amazing inks, the Crisp Formula Inks. I know, I usual write about inks as an artist, but these inks are made to be compatible with inexpensive everyday papers, without bleed and feathering, which is … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Coking Coal

Birmingham Pen Company Coking Coal ink is named in honor of coking coal, a unique coal which “usually refers to the product derived from low-ash and low-sulphur bituminous coal by a process called coking.”  Coking is “the heating of coal … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Slag Grey

Blue-green-grey Birmingham Slag Grey ink is named in honor of the Homestead Steelworks, built in 1881. It became part of the Carnegie Steel company in 1883. For many years was the largest steelworks in the world. Remember that others review … Continue reading

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Pot Roast Stew Recipe

When the world goes mad and I have a cold, I cook… soups, stews, hearty meals that clear the senses. Chopping allows me to release my frustrations. My red Polish enamel pot cheers me; I had one just like it … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People Troublemaker Ink Makers

I fell in love with the image of the two men who created Troublemaker Inks. Image courtesy of http://www.pennoob.com. As I said, I am really enjoying slowing down and being interested in the outcome of the people I am drawing, … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Charcoal

I love sketching with soluble grey inks, and touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions.  Greys are rarely neutral, leaning toward warm or cool.  Robert Oster Charcoal is one of five favorite greys, leaning … Continue reading

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Hari-Gibbs-Fred Meets the Horses!

We set up the studio so the cats have a little more run time when they are in the studio. *okay, truth be told they get under our feet sometimes and this gives them a whole lotta space* They can … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Deadlines are stressful, and partly it is because of my age; I am not as young as I used to be, and when hand stitching an item like the sofa, my arthritic hands feel it, as I am going through … Continue reading

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Crazy Busy

Before my mom died I was feeling stressed by deadlines; I wrote this at that time and it is even more true today… but I am no longer worried about her. I’m glad we took the extra time down over … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 12 Moms Stuff Dragonfly

This was a garden decoration, and my mom always had great flower gardens. I saw quite a bit of pink in the greys, and so went with the mauve-pink. I used Super5 Frankfurt ink for the waterproof lines. I sketched … Continue reading

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