Tag Archives: Nostalgie Sketch Book Journal

Morning Coffee

I wanted to be writing a different kind of blog about my artwork “Morning Coffee” today. I sketch about our lives, and especially times with Mitchell and the cats, the best times of the day, cooking, laughing, color, sharing. Mitchell … Continue reading

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Comfort Food

I made the best spicy chicken pot au feau! Mitchell loved it — and I love it in all its incarnations but he loved this one because of the rich beet broth addition. This WILL help heal a cold! BTW, … Continue reading

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Tools: Sailor Mo Tangerine Ink

No Lojong today… Wicked busy shellacking to a deadline! First trip to Oblation Papers here in Portland. It took a friend visiting from out of town — so sorry I had not gone before but better for my wallet! Great … Continue reading

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Purple Lilies

Ink-painting with lovely new ink colors… Nostalgie sketchbook takes watercolor washes well, but sometimes ink washes get bogged down in the paper… Especially inks I have not played with enough to see how they move. Troublemaker Sea Glass (green) is … Continue reading

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Sammy’s Chair

    Sammy held the post as Chief Studio Cat and Greeter! When clients visited, he was never shy… He came out to set them at ease and contribute to our contractual discussions. Whenever a new piece came into the studio, … Continue reading

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VSW: Bellingham, Larrabee State Park

View of the Larrabee State Park, near Bellingham, WA, from a photo by “Complicated” on Flickr.  Doodling in keeping my commitment to a sketch a day, with a Conklin Duragraph w/ 1.1 Stub with Super5 Australia ink. This one started … Continue reading

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Tools: Esterbrook “Estie” Blueberry

I adore this lovely Estie… it is not the newer Lilac color but the older Blueberry. It is a cross between lovey deep blue-purples and mother-of-pearl. Sweet stub nib glides across the Nostalgie paper! Esterbrook is an excellent company — … Continue reading

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