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Flowering Quince

From an image, because the Quince is not here YET. I am ready for any beauty at this point, though I loved the snow a few days ago. Don’t despair, look for the gems in every day. To hear about … Continue reading

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Pot Roast Stew Recipe

When the world goes mad and I have a cold, I cook… soups, stews, hearty meals that clear the senses. Chopping allows me to release my frustrations. My red Polish enamel pot cheers me; I had one just like it … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People Troublemaker Ink Makers

I fell in love with the image of the two men who created Troublemaker Inks. Image courtesy of http://www.pennoob.com. As I said, I am really enjoying slowing down and being interested in the outcome of the people I am drawing, … Continue reading

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Grey Inks: Day Two of One Week 100 People 2020

I’ve always loved greys in their many forms, but grey inks hold a special fascination for me especially as I play with them with a waterbrush. Blue-greys, purple greys, green-greys leaning into muted greyed browns. Grey inks are better than … Continue reading

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Killing Winter With Orange, Pens

Showing my orange pens some love — especially as I added a new pen to the lineup, a bright orange Nemosine — so cheery to use when it is grey skies for a month. Beat the doldrums! Kill winter with … Continue reading

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Pen Love

   Who knew in 2015 I would fall in love with fountain pens? My sketch was of the beginnings of my pen obsession… Done in a Moleskin and a Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges, it helped … Continue reading

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Lojong 38: Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness

THERE ARE NO COINCIDENCES. My mom’s Yahrzeit is today… she died a year ago. Before Thanksgiving, during the dark of the moon, I began finally sorting through the boxes of things I am storing for family who said they wanted … Continue reading

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Word Art: Mugged by Reality

What do you do when you are living under oppression and you have things to say but you are living in fear? Not little fear, but cataclysmic fear? For the first time in your life? I wrote this and got … Continue reading

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Word Art: Save the Whales Ocean Your Children

again, i try to get through to the stores where i shop to stop buying lemons, oranges, avocados, brussells sprouts and oh my goddess now even melons packaged in plastic. birds and fish and whales are all dying from our … Continue reading

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Word Art: Shut Up Stupid

She wasn’t a perfect mom, but I was broken hearted about how she was treated, her confusion when losing her memory, and the family dynamics. I could not share that with my biological family. Shut up stupid. When you keep … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, the Aftermath!

Here are the rest of the stars from my Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal!! Lamy Al-Star with Pilot’s beautiful Asa-Gao…. Jinhao 750 with Goulet 1.1 stub nib and Robert Oster’s changling Grey Seas ink. TWSBI Eco 1.1 with Robert Oster Midnight … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 31

I adore INKTOBER, and so it technically ends… but I have the rest of the Hahnemühle ZigZag Accordian Journal to finish!! Robert Oster lovely Blue Denin ink in my birthday turquoise Diplomat Aero! **INK case you missed it, this year, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 30

I adore INKTOBER! A perfect beautiful grey-blue ink, Papier Plume‘s “the Blues” which I won — it is a special edition ink! In a Knox pen from Birmingham… which may not be available anymore. **INK case you missed it, this … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 29

I adore INKTOBER! A perfect blue, Monteverde Horizone Blue ink in my most lovely Pilot 3776 with a music nib! **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 28

I adore INKTOBER! A perfect blue, Monteverde Sapphire ink in a Moonman Wancai. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring a commitment for two months. I’m excited … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 27

I adore INKTOBER! A gift, this is  almost a purple, but then the blue wins out! Lamy Vista with Akkerman Nassaus Blauw 7 ink. BTW, as Halloweeeeen is around the corner, here is a myth-buster. **INK case you missed it, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 26: Happy Happy Birthday Baby!

Happy Happy Birthday to my Loverman! Mitchell is brighter than all the stars in the sky! I adore INKTOBER! Mitchell and I both love this ink — we got it at the Pelikan Hub! Pelikan Star Ruby ink is gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2019, 25

I adore INKTOBER! Birmingham Allegheny Observatory Celestial Blue ink is another great shading blue ink; here in a cheapy FPR Mufti. **INK case you missed it, this year, I am taking on a class on illustration, and that class is requiring … Continue reading

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