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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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VSW: Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, Paris

The very modern Cathédrale de la Sainte Trinité, from a Google image on Virtual Sketchwalk (yes I wish I was in Paris!) Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. I love greys; few are what I call a straight grey, neither blue … Continue reading

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Inks in Depth: Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue

 I like what Birmingham says on their website: “We started Birmingham Pen Co. in 2012 in the Southside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with the doors of our first retail shop opening to the public in 2016. The region of Pittsburgh where … Continue reading

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Inky Blue Posie

My inky posie is in Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink. This layered so nicely.  I used 2-3 layers, which often doesn’t work, but maybe thoroughly drying in between helps — Or the slight water resistance in the ink. I won’t … 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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VSW: Tuileries, Paris

Tuileries, from an image by Demi Kalfa for Virtual Sketchwalk. Robert Oster’s Green at Night is new to me, on sale at Vanness in Grandpa’s Basement. *I shouldn’t tell you about Grandpa’s basement because, more for me.* It has rich … Continue reading

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