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VSW: Harold Washington Library, Chicago, 2 Watercolors

I added a wash coat of color and a bit of detail to the ink sketches. Being a line-work gal, not sure which I like best…  You? Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, watercolor pencils and Pentalic HB woodless pencil, Platinum Preppy … Continue reading

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VSW: Harold Washington Library, Chicago, 1Ink

I look at my pages now that my comfort with fountain pens and watercolors — my materials — to move my eye to design a pleasing page. I love this postmodern building and had little knowledge of it so this … Continue reading

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My Secret Journal: Eight, Monterey Furniture

Note:  I am writing a story/journal that I don’t want to show before it’s published in full.  These are some of the illustrated pages in the sketchbook for the story. Oh gads, not quite right. I look a bit like … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Greenleaf and Blueberry Handmade Paints

I sell on Etsy and also try to buy from Etsy small business folks. Recently I bought five paints from Greenleaf & Blueberry.   They are lovely! And they are only a few hours away in Bellingham, Washington. When I saw … Continue reading

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Gratitude Journal: Back to Studio Work!

 It is good to be back in my finish studio working on paying conservation projects. I have a NPS project due this month. Historic Mason Monterey paper and iron “chandeliers” for the Chateau need to be reproduced.  The original historic … Continue reading

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