Tag Archives: Holbien

3d and 4th Collage Abstract

My third abstract collage… Mitchell likes but not me… Really wanted something else and it is overworked; I like the idea of writing and writing then moving the inks but like it best when some of the writing can be … Continue reading

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Second Teabag Abstract

My second abstract teabag art… With bits of both my and other people’s handmade papers. They are so tiny and fun… ☾ Nostalgie by Hahnemühle Sketch Book Journal, teabags, various papers, Platinum Carbon pen, Holbein watercolor.  ©D. Katie Powell. My … Continue reading

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Doc Youping Qin

Dr. Youping Qin is my acupuncturist.  My images here are part of a larger set, depicting the history of acupuncture and Chinese immigrants to Oregon.  (This post is about the painting, not the story!) Doc Qin has been a Portland … Continue reading

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Holiday Memory Gift

Merry Christmas, Happy Santa Day, Happy Hanukkah (passed but we have our Stars of David on our tree), and all the other holidays! Looking toward the light in our physical, personal, and national arenas! The folding journal, ready for words … Continue reading

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Solstice Memory

Puja’s on the Solstice. One of our winter traditions. When we are where we can’t make a fire in the brazier we find other ways to “make” a fire! Part of my holiday memory gift to Mitchell this year, I … Continue reading

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Kissing Christmas

The tassel man. Seriously, the differences between my sweetie and I in terms of decor is that I am a modernist and my man loves rich tapestries, textures, passementerie and tassels. I gave him a set of Indian red beaded … Continue reading

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Silliness at Target

Departing from Restore Oregon to play in the season (and get some paying work done), I did a couple sketches of Mitchell and I from a time where we were having a hard time (many losses) but somehow, we always … Continue reading

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