Tag Archives: #HahnemühleNostalgie

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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Process Ink Painting, Blooms

Above, I simple use a Pentel Aquash waterbrush filled with water, Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook to try inkpainting a peach. I am trying to get the hang of not always ending up with “blooms” or dark edges. I used a small … Continue reading

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Rona2: Cat Play

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Mitchell and I each bring different things to the play. I build forts; Mitchell does Willie Mays. Crinkly paper that comes in Chewy boxes, and the Give a Crap boxes, with … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, VSW Canal, France

Annette Morris is leading our FB Virtual Sketchwalk group this month… This fiery image was a sunset and I wanted to play with inks over watercolor. Washes underneath were created quickly. Jinhao 750 with Robert Oster Glistening Orange Rumble ink … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans

In my order I bought the Cassoulet Book; I love reading cook books for inspiration, and this one is inspiring.  I doubt I ever make the Real Deal — not likely to buy duck and so forth.  But I will … Continue reading

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Rona2: A Change

I’ve been a mostly one-journal gurl for awhile now, but with all the writing I am doing during this pandemic, I decided to go back to two journals.  It is an attempt to save money — the Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook … 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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Cat Squares, 13: Tape

13. TAPE IS NOT A TOY We have resorted to putting it in small loops on a couple of things we absolutely cannot keep our willful, innocent-looking “kitten” from climbing.  We tried squirting her with the water pistol. No deterrent.  … Continue reading

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Summer Berries, Two

This year the berries are big and still plentiful in August because of the mild summer we are having…. Heaven for us humans too, as August is usually a scorcher. Peeps who like the BIG perfect strawberries from California are … Continue reading

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Summer Berries

Every year I do a couple berry images… They are so so beautiful and tasty in the bowls! This year the berries are big and still plentiful in August because of the mild summer we are having…. Heaven for us … Continue reading

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USK: My Birthday Pen Changed…

I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading

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USK: The Old Police Stable

I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading

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Voting Days, Going Back in Postings….

November 6 was a nail-biting day, and the day when I began my new Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook. Never have I seen our country so divided and uncaring about all of our inhabitants. The story of Maha-Durgha is the best one … Continue reading

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Inktober, 4-5 Ginger Coffee

Every other morning I cut fresh ginger for our coffee. The ginger is sliced as thin as I can slice it, a bit of a contest between me and myself. I used to break the “hand” into pieces, and slice … Continue reading

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Inktober, 3 Kavanaugh

The hearings upset me. The betrayal of Senators to do the righteous thing, to allow a full investigation, upset me. To know that it is likely that this unhinged man, alcoholic, probably a serial sexual abuser will sit on the … Continue reading

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Inktober, 1 Changing Seasons

Suddenly it is Autumn.  I know that this was coming, by the smell of the air, and quality of light, but then it is here.  And I was about to mourn for the last of the berries, especially the Chesters, … Continue reading

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September Art Journaling

I’ve seen variations of this several times with dogs and tried to do one on cats… and as I was doing this the actual poem came to me, and I went to find it in an old journal! Giving the … Continue reading

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Inktober 9, Goodbye Can Opener

I haven’t named our can openers, but the old green one (top) has memories. I did what I could to keep it going, lubricated and all that, but at some point, it died.  Froze.  Creaking.  Would no longer move. We … Continue reading

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