Tag Archives: #inktober2018

Inktober, 13 Black Bean Tostadas

I attempted to grind my own architect’s nib from a Lamy Broad nib. Not too bad, for my first Lamy nib (I’ve practiced on the cheap ones.) It needs to be a little sharper, and not quite as scratchy… but … Continue reading

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Inktober, 11 Gilt Chair

Once a year I give the old brush pen a try. I’ve had the same pens for four years and they are wet and lovely because they are NEVER used. I like the sexy sexy lines they allow but I … Continue reading

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Inktober, 10 Rosewood Table

Quick sketch while working in the finish room today, of a lovely carved decorative *gads you know when you can’t find the right word and it is in your brain and you know it will come to you days after … Continue reading

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Inktober, 7 End of Day

Raining, and that is the good news. Rain cheers us. There is no good news in the USA today. They are confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Oh yeah, I left of the ‘H’ in my journal… oh well. Done … Continue reading

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Inktober, 6 Hari-Kitty in Terror Mode

He’s settling in nicely, but gets into terror modes, or tiger modes, where he rips through toys, cats, boxes, and gets into so much trouble… Maybe he is Trouble.  Or Terror. We’ve named him then it is not quite sticking.  … 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, 2 Tracey’s Walk

Tracey Fletcher King shows this lovely walk frequently in images. I love it and wanted to have it on my wall… Now the postcard is winging its way to her instead! Started as a thang for Inktober, but added watercolors, … 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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Inktober, Commentary

Inktober starts Monday! Good Goddess, how many times have I said that? Rules. Use ink. That is all. NO OTHER RULE. There is a prompt list (bottom) but you do not have to use it.  I won’t. Let’s talk about … 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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Inktober 5, USk Ross Island Bridge

It started with a sketch looking north at the Ross Island Bridge while waiting to see a client, a beautiful fall day. In anticipation of Inktober coming, I also had a waterbrush filled with diluted grey ink. Watercolors back in … Continue reading

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Tools: Inks, Part II, Soluble Inks!

In preparation for Inktober, I am reviewing inks. As always, these posts are about my relationship with inks, and is not definitive. You might want to read yesterday’s post on waterproof inks! *again, a bit of advice, especially if you … Continue reading

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Tools: Inks, Part I, Waterproof

In preparation for Inktober, I am reviewing inks. As always, these posts are about my relationship with inks, and is not definitive. *peeps, a bit of advice, especially if you are not made of money and have to budget:  look … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Hahnemühle YouTangle for Inktober!

I have one regret… I didn’t find Hahnemühle’s YouTangle.art tins before last year’s Inktober! (see bottom for video!) I know why… I’m not a zen-tangling person so I would not be looking. But I doodle, and these are great for … Continue reading

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