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Happy New Year of the Metal Rat!

YEAR OF THE METAL RAT! New decade, and the beginning of the Chinese Zodiac! Ink painting and notes in my new Hahnemühle 1584 Journal! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory … Continue reading

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Purple Gurl

The holidays brought new inks (not that I need an excuse.) A couple were gifts to me, and a couple were gifts to Mitchell (he goes for shimmers and glitters, and I should have predicted this, because he is also … Continue reading

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Dingbats Journal, Review

I have tried three of Dingbat’s journals, two of the Wildlife and one of the Earth series, left and right, above.  A huge reason I chose them over others was their commitment to the environment, and their pretty covers. I … Continue reading

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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … Continue reading

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Lou Grant’s Messed With Pun’kin Bread

(Above sketch in inks with Lexington Grey diluted used for shadows.) I was doing my own studio things and decided to surprise Mitchell with Pumpkin Bread. I have many of my mom’s things in the studio — I just went … Continue reading

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Yamantaka and the Hairband

         Yamantaka is THE most obsessive smart crazy cat… He finds toys in everyday objects like no cat that has ever owned me… He brings them to both of us for inspection which is good when it is dangerous. Yup, … Continue reading

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Tools: The Saga of the M.Graham Palette

A gift of credit at Merriartist left me with $$$ to spend on watercolors… I’ve had a few M.Graham paints and enjoyed them, but my experience was they often didn’t dry in the pans, probably because of the moist climate … Continue reading

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