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USK: Pfizer Vaccination

I am just now coming out of the week+ reaction I had to the Pfizer vaccine. Total flu-like symptoms with a kick — a muscle spasm in my groin, legs, feet and underarms which went on for five days — … Continue reading

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Zoom Buddha

I’ve been in a creative block… No energy, no inspiration, no drawing, no sketching! I’ve played with ink swabs, but that is as far as it goes. I’ve also found I had nothing to say… Almost no writing, though there … Continue reading

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Crows and more Birds

We started feeding the crows during covid because the people in the neighborhood that shared their lunch scraps with them were not here… Then the jays and junkos and finches and even the occasional seagull showed up. How can we … Continue reading

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Inauguration 2021

Like many artists, I sketched what I was seeing… Except when I was so transfixed, as in Lady Gaga’s Performance, and the oh-so amazing Amanda Gorman, I could not sketch. I watched and listened intently, joyous after so much stress. … Continue reading

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VSW Vietnam, 1

I am happy I had the Virtual Sketchwalk group (on Face Book) to take me away to Vietnam with images from Aniko Szedlak… I started with an image of Aniko and ginger… Love me some Ginger! To hear about classes, … Continue reading

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VSW Vietnam, 2

In the midst of so much sadness having these lovely silk lanterns and the beautiful lantern shop with the bougainvillea in full blossom was a delight. It took me forever. Depression would pull me, sleepiness and distraction also overtaking me. … Continue reading

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One Week Later

Still processing. Watching news, sleeping, reading, horrified. This week diversion is the Closer. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. … Continue reading

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One Week

2021 1 6 I don’t have anything to say right now about this. Sketching and watching. Jan 12 2021 finished by labeling and writing on the sketches. And let me say I am not tagging this post. That alone should … Continue reading

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Tools: Rhodia Touch

I’ve been playing in the Rhodia Touch “Lavis Technique” journal made for pen and ink-wash and sketching, a journal that is new to me. I usually would do a lot more testing of a journal, but I am ready to … Continue reading

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New Years, New Journal

Happy New Year! I have been given a couple of different journals, and am trying the Rhodia Touch starting this new year, so a departure from my loved Hahnemuhle journals. In the short time I have been using it, I … Continue reading

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the creative life

This morning I received another email in the marketing blitz for a popular bundled experience from an online art school. Their classes are good — not great but good — and popular — however, there are amazing teachers teaching art … Continue reading

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Rona Keeps on Giving

I did this  thinking I was not going to watercolor it… I think maybe I liked it better that way! This feels is a neverending crisis, made worse by our politicians (yes I am looking at you Kate Brown). The … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 6, Chinatown, Redo

Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Thought I might leave this as is… Then I didn’t!  Not sure I did it any good… I’ve been playing with inks now I have to warm up to go back to watercolors! To … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 6, Chinatown

Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Started with a line drawing, as always. and perhaps it will stay that way…! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than … Continue reading

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Missing the Ocean

Praying that someday soon we will feel comfortable enough to drive out to the beach! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen … Continue reading

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Surfacing

I am finally surfacing after this damn election. I am happy with the (almost) outcome but the close call depressed the hell out of me. Enough so that I didn’t draw after the 30th, when the fear of the future … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 5, #notinktober

Art in Sydney Image for reference by Debi Taylor, shown bottom. Started with a line drawing, as always. This artwork was frightening in its twisting complexity: I almost gave up many times… but then there is that half-finished drawing in … Continue reading

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VSW Sydney, 4, #notinktober

The Sydney Opera House. Image for reference by Debi Taylor. Started with a line drawing, as always. This building is so complicated I cannot image trying it without guidelines. Jørn Oberg Utzon, AC, Hon. FAIA (Danish: [ˈjɶɐ̯ˀn ˈutsʌn]; 9 April 1918 – … Continue reading

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