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USk: Studio Sketch

Messy messy studio as it was on August 23. I realize that by USk rules this doesn’t qualify as an urban sketch… but if someone else walked in to sketch our conservation studio it sure would! Yes, our desks are … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 4, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. To see the entire project, go here. (To see other years you go … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 3, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) To see Week 1 and how … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 2, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) To see Week 1 and how … Continue reading

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Sketchpack Project: Week 1, 2021

In years past I’ve created pretty sketch books during the Sketchpack Project, But this year I wanted to push myself to work on something difficult for me. (To see other years you go here!) I created an accordion booklet from … Continue reading

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Liza, a Commission

Liza is a commission for a friend to gift in remembrance of her furbaby! I started several versions of her, and the difficulty was that she was white, white, and grey… and white! White is harder to define… Finally the … Continue reading

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Sweet Commission

I had the pleasure to create a sweet painting of a little apricot and grey tortie. I love tortoise shell cats, and the big bummer is that I did not get a picture of her finished!  She’s lost her whiskers … Continue reading

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Wrap-up of One Week 100 People 2020

I sketched about thirty people this week. Amazing because I had one of the worst weeks ever in our business. Despite that, I achieved my goals for the challenge and actually had FUN sketching PEEPS!  YaY! Goals were: better likenesses; … Continue reading

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Goals for 1 Week 100 People 2020

My first year I hated it and said screw this challenge after one or  two days. Last year (third year) I really pushed to do 100 people. I didn’t enjoy it because I hated the push to speed… But I … Continue reading

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VSW: Cinderella’s Chariot

Magic!  Remember when you believed in magic! I did, then I didn’t — there were explanations for everything and it was all very scientific. Then, like the Buddhist saying, “Mountain, no mountain, mountain,” I found magic again… but that is … Continue reading

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VSW: Sleeping Beauty’s Castle

In our Virtual Sketchwalk group we are walking Disneyland — and many of the pics I found are from the Orange County archives from 1959. For me, Disneyland has many phases of memories. In grades 7-12 in So cal, if … Continue reading

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USk: Quimby UHaul

Every time I am sitting under the 405 freeway waiting to pick up Mitchell at UHaul, I think about trying to sketch the freeway overhead.  ARGH!  Not easy… So my first page was the drawing above… I usually sit facing … Continue reading

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USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park

Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now. Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids. They are so delicate… This year the rains came later and that is good… blossoms stayed put for days! I had … Continue reading

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Nostalige Journal 11-2018

I forgot to publish my entire journal from the end of last year… What a period!  Lotta writing… Less watercolor (no time) but more ink painting. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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Hari-Gibbs-Fred Meets the Horses!

We set up the studio so the cats have a little more run time when they are in the studio. *okay, truth be told they get under our feet sometimes and this gives them a whole lotta space* They can … Continue reading

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“Cookies” and Jai and Savitri

Reading my posts on zenkatwrites is taking a trip down my last few years. There has been a lot of loss… and I guess that is part of what happens at a certain age. I am in my sixties, and … Continue reading

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Mom, Again

This journal I’ve not shared as many pages. Death and family — the latter being what I could not share. Some of them are still alive. Her empty jewelry box says something to me, as I get an emotional and … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018

Christmas moved me back into watercolors. Hard not to be moved to color when it is such a colorful season! It was also a move back to Catholic rituals, as my Mom dying prompted me to saying some prayers to … Continue reading

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