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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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