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Tools: Organizing Studio Watercolors

My studio paints were overflowing from my big 30-years-old Prismacolor tin into a QoR watercolor  tin.  I hated the QoR tin.  The rounds which you think would be great for watercolor mixing but they made the tin so it flips … Continue reading

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Parvati

Our old (as in years) statue of Parvati. She is Shiva’s consort or wife, and daughter of Himavan and Mena. I know her best as the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya. She is the goddess of love and devotion, as … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors, USk: Grimm and Impact on 26th

26th Avenue, two doors within throwing distance of our studio. Above, on the historic American Canning Company, which then became the Multnomah County Medical Examiners offices (and then, how apropos) became the door to Grimm’s studio costuming annex. (Sitting across … Continue reading

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Mimi’s Coin Purse

I have these odd things of my grandmothers. Her dime bank, and this, her coin purse. She was a simple woman and the simple items I have from her are precious memories. Pentalic Aqua Journal, Platinum Carbon pen, and Sennelier, … Continue reading

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Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts As of today this reminds me not only of family, but of this incredibly awful political season and the vitriol among people on the “same side.” I am told I am a bleedin’ heart liberal. I wear it … Continue reading

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Vetch is Not Good for Horses!

I had to paint vetch after the lupines: equal time for Pa after Mimi! After my memory jog in California Lupines, I kept wondering why Pa warned me not to feed the horses vetch whenever I visited the ranch. There … Continue reading

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Sweetpeas

I was called Sweetpea by my brother growing up; I didn’t see a wild sweetpea until I moved to Oregon, and now they greet me in early summer and sometimes have a second blooming in autumn. I hear my brother … Continue reading

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