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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I love this image by Joan Wilson of the Ucluelet in British Columbia. Working on skies and washes, they are so not easy. Challenges the zennie in me; they can be overworked in the blink of an eye! Pentalic Aqua … Continue reading
HAPPY AND SAFE 4TH TO EVERYONE! It’s that time of year when everyone in the West living near forests and fields worries about fireworks. Crazily, they still allow personal street fireworks as part of a RIGHT as if people’s homes, … Continue reading
Just having a bit of fun, playing with Ancient Copper ink OVER washes of watercolor. There is a method to my madness in terms of the experiment… Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy … Continue reading
I want this. I’ve had a small image of it for years. If I had this my life would be complete… No Thursday Doors…. Real life got in the way! *sigh* But then, making money = $$$ for paint = … Continue reading
Dan recently blogged about failures: “So many people try to hide failure. Sometimes, they want to hide it out of embarrassment and sometimes they want to hide it out of fear. I don’t want to fail, but when I do, … Continue reading
Middle of the night drawing of the Oregon Zoo train. Dan now you are forever linked to trains, along with my girlfriend who I used to ride trains with, and a crazy boyfriend who once picked me up on a … Continue reading
It’s been a tough week. Our little girl got sick, and while we now know it is from her new condition and the meds for hypothyroidism, it was a hard week, staying up all night with her, worried, et all. … Continue reading
I am breaking with my normal posts to say this timely bit regarding copyright, and the lawsuit against Led Zep over the riff. I don’t give a toss about any of it, but the topic is under my skin. I … Continue reading
It seems that when I get my watercolors in order and say “I need nothing,” I end up buying something new. Blick’s is having an amazing sale which I came across looking for a replacement tube; I had put my … Continue reading