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Grey Sweater

Ink-painting a current project, enlivening my old grey cotton cardigan with some bright floral  embroidery. I started by mending a rip and then got carried away!  The embroidery goes all around the neck of the sweater, small flowers. I LOVE … Continue reading

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Keeping an Art Journal

I’ve kept a journal with sketches since college… I started using lined journals I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, above, for architectural notes, and every page has drawings made during lectures or tours or just thought about what I … Continue reading

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Inky Entries

I am playing with ll my grey inks this month… Some inks call themselves grey and are not (see above).  Greys seem to lean purple or blue or red… Graphite and Grey Lux are lovely inks, though the strong smell … Continue reading

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Spicy Ginger Teriyaki Chicken

I have a recipe watercolor journal I work in but sometimes I don’t take the time as that one is a bit special.  Ginger People’s Spicy Ginger Teriyaki Sauce is a great shortcut for a different taste, and works best … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Petroleum

Above, Birmingham Petroleum on the bright white paper of a Hahnemuhle sketchbook. I test my inks on many drawing and watercolor papers. Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used … Continue reading

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I Stand With Ukraine, 2

Posting sunflowers for Ukraine is a way to flood Instagram with messages of prayers for Ukraine. It is in actuality a fairly useless thing to do but it moves me when I see another artist’s images… I know that they … Continue reading

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Letter Writing

I miss letter writing. Truth is I have no one to write to now.  The writers are long dead, RIP. I used to get amazing letters from my Auntie Elsa who traveled all over the world and never forgot to … Continue reading

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I Stand With Ukraine

Middle of last night I was made watching another round of tanks and fear, and journaled for quite a bit.  A ritual we do when we are enjoying our safe, warm, happy beingness (and good food and so forth) is … Continue reading

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More Idahome Flowers

More images of wildflowers from Marianne. In this set I like the line drawings a bit more. It is the transition in backgrounds I am not as fond of here. I LOVED doing the line drawings for these, and like … Continue reading

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Watercolor Heart

The watercolor heart I gave Mitchell. 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. “I think not….” Me… why I journal! Hahnemuhle … Continue reading

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VSW: Gunung Kawi Temple Fields

I love virtually sketching to other’s images… This one from Aniko’s Bali walk was especially energizing! You can always join us at Virtual Sketchwalk on Facebook (one of th few good things about FB is the artist groups! To hear … Continue reading

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Feed the Birds

Okay, my game is off (for good reason, another story) but I did this baaaad sketch because I have to shake it off and that can shift my mojo. I share the bad stuff so someone starting doesn’t feel badly … Continue reading

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My Perfect Journal

I’ve been journaling for 50 years, art journaling for forty (first architectural ideas, now art).  I’ve tried many journals before finding my perfect journal.  I bought the Chinese Journals (left, and btw, review in links) from Chinatown in San Fransisco … Continue reading

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Kill Winter with Orange

Time honored tradition now in the pen community… I’m ready! Kill Winter with Orange! I’m for warm colors warm weather and this year the cold in the studio never seems to end despite woolly socks and a heater! Cold cold … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Robert Oster African Gold

Robert Oster Signature African Gold is my favorite gold sketching and suitable for the office and of course, my artwork. It is a rich gold going into a blackish sheen. I don’t think of it as a shading ink. Others … Continue reading

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Gibbs, Acrobat Cat

He gets into everything… He is a chonky fella now so it is a bit worrisome when he decides to walk along a narrow 2-inch walkway or worse, try and walk along the edge of a basket!!! I say “NO!”  … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Hut, Two

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook explored New Caledonia in October with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I want to live here… My books might have to go into … Continue reading

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VSW: New Caledonia Hut, One

The Virtual Sketchwalk group on Facebook explored New Caledonia in October with wonderful images from Aniko Szedlak (pic below)! They are a balm to this beach-loving gurl’s soul. I’d like to be there NOW! I love all the greens! I … Continue reading

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