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Amy’s Girls #notinktober

If 2020 can get worse, then electing Amy Coney Barrett will be the icing on the year. My mother had a good job in the defense industry, writing manuals for various things she could not talk about.  There were deadlines … Continue reading

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Navratri #notinktober

The Durgha Festival is on, Navratri, and ten nights of a celebration of the many faces of the goddess is in full swing. Lamy Al-Star with Robert Oster Opal Green ink. She sits on my desk, a reminder of strong … Continue reading

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Birthday Cooking 2020

We spent a weekend cooking for ourselves… WE both have arthritis and need things that work for us, and many “gluten-free” items are made with potato flour, because cooks think that doesn’t bother people — but that is also a … Continue reading

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Stuffed Poblanos

The newest yummy thing I am making to freeze for quick dinners or lunches. Great for sketching in #notinktober. Inks listed at the bottom of the recipe above. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Sydney Lavender

I love sketching with moody inks, touching them with a waterbrush to move the inky colors in interesting directions. Robert Oster Sydney Lavender came to me during my new love of purples, which stemmed from the interesting greys I was … Continue reading

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On the Eve of my 65th Birthday 2020

This will be a word I contemplate every day for the next year… After 40+ years at this Buddhist thang I should be able to find peace and joy in the midst of even the worst situation, which we are … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 4, #notinktober

The Sydney Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Started with a line drawing, as always. This building is so complicated I cannot image trying it without guidelines. Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC, Hon. FAIA (Danish: [ˈjɶɐ̯ˀn ˈutsʌn]; 9 April 1918 – … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 3, #notinktober

The Sydney Opera House. This was a wild toad ride.  I was going along nicely, enjoying the markmaking in the middle of the night, when I reached for a waterbrush and had not closed the top tight and a huge … Continue reading

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Recovery

No, not the twelve step kind… Needing to recover after work weeks of complete crazy.. A prompt circulating to day is “disgusting”. I see Trump in the feeds more than any other item. But you know, even the tag I … Continue reading

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Inky Sky #notinktober

Pure color. Not easy to do a wash in inks (or watercolor, but I find the latter easier). I think it is because you are adding a bit of water in the waterbrush, and the ink doesn’t really want to … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 2, #notinktober

I messed the proportions on this one totally Ah well… The Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 1, #notinktober

Looking back on the city from the Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. 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 … Continue reading

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Rona2: Zebra Beans

It isn’t that I’ve stopped eating beans, it is that I am settling into a comfort zone with my cooking of beans.  I still write down my experiences with new beans and am finding new beans to try but have … Continue reading

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True Blue Buddha

One more, because I love this statue so much, using PenBBS with Robert Oster True Blue ink. I think my first Buddha, below, is full of the passion I was experiencing that night after watching videos of protesters in our … Continue reading

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Australian Sky Buddha

My sketchbook is about exploring, and I wasn’t completely happy with my first Buddha. I tried another using TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue ink. This is a Buddha-of-the-Sky!  What do you think? I call him Buddhaball … Continue reading

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Posies #notinkober

Ink drawing with a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges. Then many inks painted… J.Herbin Rose Cyclamen ink, L’Artisan Pastellier Classique Jaune ink, Sailor MO Tangerine ink, L’Artisan Pastellier Classique Vert ink,  Troublemaker Sea Glass ink. To … Continue reading

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Full Moon #notinkober

Full Moon…. Two inks…. Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink and a whole lotta water in the center: Letting ink do what it will. Robert Oster Green at Night ink to create the trees in front of the moon. On this strange … Continue reading

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Rona2: One More

  I thank several photographers for posting almost the same iconic image of the police lined up nightly before they declare a riot and go after protesters. The TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Birmingham Tarnished Nickel ink, and a Nemosine (no … Continue reading

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