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Sometimes I start with color… I think color will be enough, because I am mad for color… But color is never enough. There is the line, and it has a lot to say. Because you can’t read my handwriting: Playing … Continue reading
It is a pitiful drawing, altogether too cheery, but it was the middle-of-the-night and I had only my watercolor-filled pens. I was horrified about what I’d read in the Oregonian. *yeah i know i should not be reading puter in … Continue reading
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
A second image of Randy’s Gardenia created during the video. Terry Phillips’ Morning Glories climbing her bird feeder, showing a bit of the layering process from ink to finish. Hahnemühle makes a longer post card, which I played with above. … Continue reading
*btw, that is not a rat… it is he with his head under a roll of cotton trying to find a rattle mouse he thinks went under the roll. Also, this was written when they had not yet come off … Continue reading
Building a fort for them reminded me of the forts I built as a kid! They are so tiny that we built it out of the toilet paper boxes for the studio… When my mom and I moved into a … Continue reading
I can say these are gurlie traits because I am one… You know how women can change their minds? Be unpredictable? Seem soft but BE hard as nails? That’s Savitri… On the other hand, Yaman wears his heart on his … Continue reading
All the things we were going to name them… Yamantaka stuck! He is named after the underworld god AFTER he met Manjushri and acquired wisdom and discernment. I know, a lot to lay on that little guys head… but he … Continue reading
This year I participated in the Sketchbook Project out of Brooklyn. The idea of being part of hundreds of artists and writers creating books on the topic of Fear or Hope at this time in our country’s history was a … Continue reading
Chives. Love them in salad. J.Herbin has two inks in this post, a lovely green and pink. I forget the name of this daisy-like flower… not a sunflower. CC’s posies, again, can’t remember the name of them! Bougainvillea. Home. Still … Continue reading
This one took the time for Mitchell to run into the post office to collect our mail. Yes, I was uninspired by shoe… I’ve drawn shoe and not interested in shoe… But hey, I was inspired by all Jutta’s other … Continue reading
Trying to pick names for his playmates is hard; Sammy was his name pretty fast, though we tried to find a Vedic or Buddhist name for him… Sam Sammy Sammerston Sam Sam the Cat Cat Man Sammers. A good name … Continue reading
A traffic sign. To hear about journalling and architectural sketching classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾ Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Lamy Al-Star with Diamine Grey ink (not waterproof), red ink. ©D. Katie Powell My images/blog posts may be reposted; please … Continue reading
Family gifts, something old, but the jade ball came in this lovely box from Firenze, Italy. I think it was a gift for graduation or a birthday. I loved the box more than the jade ball, truth be told. I … Continue reading
I use this musical instrument to drive the cats mad…. My plastic rooster whistle with the vibrating wheel! To hear about journalling and architectural sketching classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾ Hahnemühle Watercolour Book, Fineline Masking Fluid, Lamy Al-Star with … Continue reading
Business is interfering with my posting life! It is not walk in the park this week, deadlines and stress abound! Drawing this from the top of my head was freeing, a trip outside at 1am! This was going along nicely … Continue reading
FINALLY, I am caught up with postings and painting! Christmas cactus remind me of my grandmother, Mimi. I have NO green thumb for indoor plants but I have always had one of them in my home. Ours is a bit … Continue reading