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Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS!  YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading

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Goals for 1 Week 100 People 2020

My first year I hated it and said screw this challenge after one or  two days. Last year (third year) I really pushed to do 100 people. I didn’t enjoy it because I hated the push to speed… But I … Continue reading

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VSW: Notre Dame

Many peeps from Virtual Sketchwalk (Facebook group) are having a bit of a nutty right now. It has to do with a Paris walk, and wanting to try Notre Dame, and being a bit overwhelmed!  It is a complex building, … Continue reading

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VSW: Tasmanian Critters

The Tasmanian walk by Debi Taylor this month was glorious, and surprisingly, the critter caught my eye to sketch. I began with an Echidna , or Spiny Any Eater. Reminded me of our porcupines! I almost liked him better just … Continue reading

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Studio Cats Growing Up!

They are getting old enough and BIG enough that it is time for them to learn to be in the studio unsupervised for short times… We clip their nails and their are rules… *hahahahahaaaaa rules will be broken in our … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle DS Art Journal: Last Look Back

I finished my Hahnemühle D & S Sketchbook and am well into my new Nostalgie journal; this is a rambling last look back, at the things I had no time to post that I can share. Sometimes I can’t share, … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cézanne, Harmony, and Expression Papers with Watercolor

In Part 1 I tested inks on the papers, creating a simple journal; now I added watercolors to each Hahnemühle paper: Harmony, Cézanne, and Expression. Let me cut to the chase.  I am probably going to buy these papers in … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle: Cezanne, Harmony, and Expression Giveaway!

You know that I am enjoying making folded journals… (Above and below, a hand-made journal from Harmony paper.) I will be writing a bit more in the next couple of weeks about how I am using them. AND, I am … Continue reading

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WWM: Giveaway! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards

Giving away to two lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night watercolor surfaces! Cold Press Hahnemühle PostCards! In honor of the paper I use most often for the World Watercolor Month challenge, I’m offering TWO prizes of postcard tins! (Sorry, USA + … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 15, Canvas Project, Bedlam!

  BEDLAM! I have the word “BEDLAM” for my entry into the Canvas Project 2018… I started with sketches, as I only have one canvas! I saw Yaman coming at me one night! Bedlam is when the “kittens” get CRAZY … Continue reading

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Tools: New Cold Press Hahnemühle Post Cards

Loving Hahnemühle Post Cards as I do, I am thrilled to have the cold pressed option! Fabulous!  Perfect!  I am in love!! When I started with the first batch of post cards, highly textural, I loved the size/shape but struggled … Continue reading

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VSW: Norway

The beauty of doing a virtual sketchwalk is that you visit a place you might not even have known about!  Norway was a gift to me when Sylvia chose it and led our May sketchwalk; the images were beautiful and … Continue reading

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VSW: Basilique Saint Michel Archangel, Menton

Drawing the Basilique Saint Michel Archangel in Menton, France on our virtual sketchwalk!  This difficult image from Wikimedia caught my eye from the beginning. I started with a pencil sketch.  Again, dispelling the myth that you should not use pencils.  … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 7, Palms

A tropical island, one place I go that is my happy place… Not too hot, Pacific Ocean, breezes. Brunaille and grisaille underpainting.  Sent! Laguna Beach iconic view — from one of many photos I’ve taken over the years. Brunaille and … Continue reading

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Hahnemühle Post Cards, 6

I had no idea when I began playing with the Hahnemühle Post Cards that I would love them  so much!  Trading postcards, sending an actual watercolor, and now, gifting them to Patreons! Now I am comfortable with the ribbed rough paper, … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Carnet de Voyage (Bamboo)

Today I played with the Hahnemühle Carnet de Voyage (the Bamboo Journal). First off, I love the cover!  Hahnemühle uses lovely pieces of art for all their covers, and if I were to use this as an actual journal, after … Continue reading

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VSW: Bear’s Tee Pee

A study in shadows, quick quick before I had much time to think from our virtual walk on favorite object, one of Bear’s. Leaving a swath of white helped I think! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾ … Continue reading

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HBG: Dr. Prull

Lest you think that the saga of the quarantine will be forever, I think this is my last post on the quarantine days. *they are now with us, you know* But really, it is a testimony to the power of … Continue reading

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