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Tools: Metallic Pens

Green Tara illustrates nicely the upsides and downsides of metallic pens. Depending upon how the light hits them, or how you reproduce them, the shimmer is highlighted or becomes almost another gold color. Above, she had gold pen not only … Continue reading

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TOOLS: De Atramentis Document White Ink

I am very excited about the new De Atramentis Document White ink (DeA hereafter). I use white inks from time to time, mostly in sketching, and have finally found good white ink sketch pens: Faber-Castell PITT artist pen WHITE 101 … Continue reading

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VSW: Burano, Italy, 4

I am running out of time this month due to other commitments, so decided to take scrap colored paper and do an insert.  Blue seemed a good color for a place where this color adorns many homes!  Still playing with … Continue reading

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VSW: Burano, Italy, 3

Rounded out my pages with teeny watercolors. The top one I like a lot. I rarely use my fat Pitt White pen, but did on the water. Happy with that outcome too. The other was a big impatient experiment and … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Four, Shellac Tip-ins

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story. Because of the business we are in we end … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: One

Well as my brother’s used to say, I AM blonde! (Sssshhh, so are two of my brothers.) I am writing a journal that I don’t want to show before it is published in full. This is why I have not … Continue reading

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Holiday Images

A challenge, accepted.  I had fun doing several trees and ornaments! Messy Messy Merry Merry! And a day of painting in our pajamas, eating sinful treats, and curling up for naps. My kinda holiday! May yours be peaceful and bright! … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington Capitol Popular View

It started with a popular view of the Washington State Capitol Legislative Building. This is a view that is on all the postcards, all seasons, which I sketched in early October while we were working in the building. It’s a … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Outside Torchéres

The outside lighting at the Capitol is another one of those parts that must be overlooked by visitors during the day, who are not drawn to the various sconces and torchéres because the light does not draw their eyes like … Continue reading

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R is for Repurposing: A-to-A Challenge

I stumbled on this and after starting, thought, why not do it as a mini class?  A friend sent me a fridge magnet, and while I was popping it onto our fridge, I realized we had a couple of old … Continue reading

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N is for Nicolaides: A-to-Z Challenge

Continuing on with the technique I learned from Gwenn Seemel, I am still very uncomfortable and yet excited by it.  I get lost in it.  It allows me to SEE better –through my fingers attached to a pen — or to … Continue reading

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D is for Drawing Pens: A-to-Z Challenge

My favorite drawing pens are Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens, shown right as the top three pens with their caps off.  I love them because they are wonderfully waterproofed India ink, and work best of all the pens on shellacked … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Hearts!

Playing with shellac and watercolors and Pitt pens on bits and pieces of leftover kozo/gampi paper from the NPS project, I made a slew of hearts for Mitchell and covered his ‘puter with them.  I love the thick Japanese paper, … Continue reading

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#29faces: Week Three Humpday Post

Starting off with #10, I hate pastels, and was trying them for a class.  I was to do faces, but I didn’t want to have to combat pastels and faces.  Finally, Lorraine Rigby did such a cool face in the … Continue reading

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Honu Book-Card

I am enjoying classes; it has been so long since I’ve taken a class!  A fellow participant from Vienna commented that the classes were loosening her up from University, allowing her creativity to flow.  It is certainly doing that for … Continue reading

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