Tag Archives: #HahnemühleNostalgie

Tests in Journals

I test journals primarily for two reasons: 1) To see what a new ink or watercolor does, or how a mix will look in a journal with which I am familiar; 2) To test a new brand of journal’s paper … Continue reading

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Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince, which I discovered when I moved to the Pacific Northwest, now a favorite flower / bush. ☾ To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Dragon Night

It is no surprise Robert Oster inks my favorite inks.  Dragon’s Night is such a gorgeous sketching BLURPLE ink it has a permanent home now in my purple leopard Pilot Metropolitan.  I art journal many nights with this one, a … Continue reading

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USk: MPFC Finish Studio

Every so often I like to sketch our studio rooms. This is primarily my finish room, where I work conserving objects. I use our own mixed shellac and (primarily oil) paints to bring back dead finishes. You can see one … Continue reading

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Lupines

Dragon’s Night is such a gorgeous sketching BLURPLE ink! In a Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, wild lupines are perfect for the blurple of Dragon’s Night, with a little help from his other inks! Drawn with a Platinum Carbon pen with waterproof … Continue reading

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Echinacea

Pink echinacea from a photo… And a lovely quote to remember from Ani Pema Chodron: “We can  make ourselves miserable or we can make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.” We can also make ourselves and others … Continue reading

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Tools: Esterbrook “Estie” Sunflower

Loving sunflowers and knowing how lovely the Esterbrook pens are, I had to purchase the beautiful Esterbrook “Estie” Sunflower pen from Penchalet. I ordered the 1.1 stub nib, my favorite nib for sketching and writing. I am convinced the stub … Continue reading

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Dragon

I think this is what they call blurple… Dragon’s Night… a blue-purple! This dragon sports it nicely, doncha think? It seems to glow under the flash, above! A new color for me, and I’ll do lots more sketching with it! … Continue reading

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Ukraine Faces

The war in Ukraine bothers me so… Sketching the lovely faces on the internet is a way to connect when I feel so unempowered to do anything, and marks this wartime. I cannot comprehend why we are again walking through … Continue reading

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Violas, 1

About says it all…. ☾ 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. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemühle … Continue reading

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Pink Echincea

I sketch, daily, even when not posting. Nothing earth-shattering, often from a photo late at night when I am not yet sleepy. During the day I am usually too busy with work. I haven’t been posting because I got sick … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Petroleum

Above, Birmingham Petroleum on the bright white paper of a Hahnemuhle sketchbook. I test my inks on many drawing and watercolor papers. Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used … Continue reading

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Gibbs, Acrobat Cat

He gets into everything… He is a chonky fella now so it is a bit worrisome when he decides to walk along a narrow 2-inch walkway or worse, try and walk along the edge of a basket!!! I say “NO!”  … Continue reading

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Once a Beach Gurl

Random images from my journal during a friend’s surgery. Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook, Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, Robert Oster inks and Daniel Smith Watercolors. ©D. Katie Powell. My images/blog posts may be reposted; please link back  to dkatiepowellart. … Continue reading

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Mimi and Me

My grandma could do not wrong… I called her Mimi but have no idea where that came from. When I took my first Communion they drove down from Grass Valley: her coming to visit was the best thing about Communion. … Continue reading

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VSW: Fast Echinacea 3

They can’t all be good…. Or even acceptable. Other artists should show their duds. Here is mine. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita … Continue reading

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VSW: Fast Echinacea 2

I’d love to SEE a real field of echinacea… not just in photos! My birthday today so spending the day painting! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more … Continue reading

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VSW: Fast Echinacea 1

I have been tryign to do some sketchs in under ten minutes… not counting dry time though most of my sketches include the dry time on these. Lovely echinaceas… I have so many pics from which to sketch! To hear … Continue reading

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