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Inky Thots: Diamine Festive Cheer

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

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

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Grey Inks: Day Two of One Week 100 People 2020

I’ve always loved greys in their many forms, but grey inks hold a special fascination for me especially as I play with them with a waterbrush. Blue-greys, purple greys, green-greys leaning into muted greyed browns. Grey inks are better than … Continue reading

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1584 by Hahnemühle, Journal, Review

The new “1584 by Hahnemühle” notebook was sent to me for review by Hahnemühle. I am both a fountain pen user and daily journaler, so this journal was a timely gift! I have been happy with all my paper products … Continue reading

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Lojong 48: Train Without Bias

I’ve studied through the slogans a dozen times in my life; these are my musings on the slogan currently, what comes up on the day that I am posting the slogan, not a formal interpretation. For that reason they are … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 5 Not Another Windmill!

Sketchbooks are about experimenting. It is nice when it all works, but what about when it doesn’t? I hadn’t much time and decided to try Anya‘s hydrangeas in ink painting for a quick sketch and wow did not turn out… … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 4

Can’t get enough of these windmills…. And ink painting!  Really having fun with it! 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

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Inky Thots: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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Creating Journal Pages

I am writing more in my journal, so it has become less of a strict art journal and back to my everything journal but with watercolors throughout! From college forward, I wrote and sketched all the time. First in my … Continue reading

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Pilot Iroshizuku Bottles

Pilot Iroshizuku are the most beautiful bottles of any ink I’ve seen… Not as inventive as Akkerman, but stunning… Think Tiffany!  To see the ink sloshing in them is exciting! And btw, the inks are beautiful.  But more on that … Continue reading

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Bottles!

Bottles matter! The right bottle helps sell your ink! A nice shape, brown preferably because it helps protect the ink inside. A not too tall bottle or pear shaped is ideal so it doesn’t tip. And of course, a beautiful … Continue reading

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Pain

It showed up Tuesday morning, pain so bad I could barely move… Seriously, I’ve dealt with pain all my life (dancer injury) But I said to Mitchell, Shoot me NOW!” I had pain killers and muscle relaxers and used them … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster Jade

 From Robert Oster’s website: “My great interest in fountain pen inks – and by extension inks that combine many creative applications – began with the birth of my love of fountain pens in 1989.  The contents and packaging of my … Continue reading

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Hari-Fred-Gibbs Hurts: Versed/Midazolam

Gibbs was limping. When you see the way the cats tear around playing it isn’t such an odd thought… BUT, he also has put on weight (he is going ot be a BIG cat) and worse, he was moving stiffly.  … Continue reading

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Peony, Young and Old

From young to old, fading… When the peonies are young they are firm and vibrant. So easy to fall in love with them. When they get older, and begin to fade, I love to watch the lessening of vitality. I … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People, After, I Continue: 73-88

I am SO surprised, but after #1week100people I am choosing to draw more peeps… I’ve just never been interested in sketching people before! AND, I’m intent on finishing my Hahnemühle Cappuccino Sketchbook. So imagine my surprise when Sketchbook Skool’s Danny … Continue reading

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