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Oh gads what to do when the sketching is not happening? I try to give my babies a fair shake and finish them, but this one I finally gave up on and splashed a little color on and called it … Continue reading
Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … Continue reading
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
I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished! She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading
Kamala was a smart tuxedo gurl kitty who lived on our deck for many years. We think she was abandoned by the previous tenants, and she was fascinated by our houseful of cats, but careful. She talked to our … Continue reading
I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS! YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading
Sammy held the post as Chief Studio Cat and Greeter! When clients visited, he was never shy… He came out to set them at ease and contribute to our contractual discussions. Whenever a new piece came into the studio, … Continue reading
Yamantaka is THE most obsessive smart crazy cat… He finds toys in everyday objects like no cat that has ever owned me… He brings them to both of us for inspection which is good when it is dangerous. Yup, … Continue reading
When I closed my jewelry business I gave away many many pieces of jewelry to friends. Karen was one of those friends who chose a lovely Buddha. You never know how you touch another person, but this time I was … Continue reading
Magic! Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading
In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland — and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959. For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories. In grades 7-12 in So cal, if … Continue reading
Mitchell brought me early sunflowers to cheer me; I love sketching their cheery faces! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading
The Tasmanian walk by Debi Taylor this month was glorious, and surprisingly, the critter caught my eye to sketch. I began with an Echidna , or Spiny Any Eater. Reminded me of our porcupines! I almost liked him better just … Continue reading
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
Christmas moved me back into watercolors. Hard not to be moved to color when it is such a colorful season! It was also a move back to Catholic rituals, as my Mom dying prompted me to saying some prayers to … Continue reading
Continuing from the previous post… After that I began to notice the times I thought of her — I actually thought of her a lot more than I knew — and each time I had to remind myself she wasn’t … Continue reading