Tag Archives: Portland Oregon

Mitchell on the Louis XVI Sofa

I like doing full images more than a hundred… THAT’S what I learned from #oneweek100people. I did this from a picture of Mitchell laying on a fully re-tied spring set. I’m happy with the way it turned out, and wish … Continue reading

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Women’s March Portland Oregon

Along the Willamette River, estimates of 70,000 people wearing brightly colored clothing and umbrellas (not a normal sight in Oregon) in the grey rain. Moleskin A4 Watercolor Journal, with a Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, Super5 Frankfurt … Continue reading

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USk: Pepso-Cola Building

I love this loopy building, and now I get to see it whenever I meet my tax gal. Fabriano A4 Watercolor journal, Lamy Joy with De Atramentis Document black ink and Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum Carbon ink; Noodler’s Lexington … Continue reading

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Tools: Painting with Ink

Inktober and two new purchases pushed me even further into playing with just inks, or mostly inks, instead of watercolor. Today I write about my first month of using inks in a painterly way… and that means I am moving … Continue reading

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USk: Thurman “Thursday” Garage Doors

Mitchell and I like to walk up Thurman Street sometimes (and should do it more!).  So many old garages and oddities and lovely gardens.  Some of the old garages look like they are never used; the vines cover the doors. … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 27, Pa’s Bolo

This Official Boy Scout Eagle Bolo was my grandfather’s. Pa would be about 116 now, which dates the bolo to the beginning of the scout’s era, circa 1910.  It has the eagle with the two stars flanking the sides, sitting … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 26, Cal Powell’s Cufflinks

Mid-Century Jade Buddha Swank Cufflinks belonged to Mitchell’s Dad. Swank was popular and now is popular with collectors. Now he will be remembered in my book of all our memories! Bright Ideas multi-color journal, with Platinum Carbon pen with Platinum … Continue reading

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