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Rona2: Protests and Riots and Looting

Midweek, and several days since the protests started. I’ve thought about this so much, and partly has been self-serving, as we worry about our own business not too far from downtown.  I/we think about where our country is heading all … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 3

Continuing Covid-19 journal… Finishing this journal… moving on. When I decided to do these folding journals for Covid-19 reflections, I wanted the virus writing and sketching to be separate from our lives. HA! I thought this was going to be … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 2

Continuing Covid-19 journal… It feels good to write a word for how I am feeling at a given time; feelings roller-coaster through the day like Portland weather. I  am selective about the news I read. I don’t want to hear … Continue reading

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Studio Urban Sketching

Urban Sketchers has never allowed people who were stuck at home for either surgery or recouping or just unable to get out due to their medical issues to sketch their environment.  After being laid up literally on my back for … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 1

Made a little folding journal… Not a celebration… Not high art… Just me trying to get through my days… I’ll publish from time to time… Starting on the New Moon.   To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Desk Delivery

The infamous desk.  Okay, maybe not infamous. Yes, I sketched it and write about it, venting like crazy. I can’t share it because I don’t want some crazy ass lawyer deciding he wants a piece of me. Let’s leave om … Continue reading

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Pot Roast Stew Recipe

When the world goes mad and I have a cold, I cook… soups, stews, hearty meals that clear the senses. Chopping allows me to release my frustrations. My red Polish enamel pot cheers me; I had one just like it … Continue reading

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One Week 100 People Troublemaker Ink Makers

I fell in love with the image of the two men who created Troublemaker Inks. Image courtesy of http://www.pennoob.com. As I said, I am really enjoying slowing down and being interested in the outcome of the people I am drawing, … Continue reading

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Tools: Beauregarde From Birmingham

I wanted this pen for a long time. Stunned by it’s simple beauty and clear drenched color, I waited for over a year. I was not seduced by other pens in similar colors… Then when it became available, I could … Continue reading

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Memory PenBBS

Thomas Blanchard was an online friend. We traded watercolors, pens, and ink, and chatted on two platforms. He knew I wanted this PenBBS and it was no longer available, and was going to sell his to me because that was … Continue reading

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Killing Winter With Orange, Pens

Showing my orange pens some love — especially as I added a new pen to the lineup, a bright orange Nemosine — so cheery to use when it is grey skies for a month. Beat the doldrums! Kill winter with … Continue reading

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Carousel Horses Arrived!

I sketched these in October and kept thinking I would use watercolor on the first images of the carousel horses. Now I am letting them be what they are, the beginning of the coloring book. To hear about classes, follow … Continue reading

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Deadlines

Deadlines are stressful, and partly it is because of my age; I am not as young as I used to be, and when hand stitching an item like the sofa, my arthritic hands feel it, as I am going through … Continue reading

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Crazy Busy

Before my mom died I was feeling stressed by deadlines; I wrote this at that time and it is even more true today… but I am no longer worried about her. I’m glad we took the extra time down over … Continue reading

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VSW: Kythira, Greece, Two

Mmmm, beaches, a good thing to want to visit when you are in Portland in January! Beautiful photos from Demi Kalfa! Cheery flowers all by themselves…… Finished pages! Photos used with permission as reference are from Demi Kalfa!  Thank you! … Continue reading

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VSW: Kythira, Greece, One

This sketchwalk of Kythira, Greece is from beautiful photos from Demi Kalfa! The blues fill my heart and eyes and spirit… They take me home! I want to live right here… Photos used with permission as reference are from Demi … Continue reading

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American Flag

Back to work 100% today. I find it so strange the way things come in waves. Suddenly we are getting calls and repairing various historic American flags. I love the colors and decided to do a detail. To hear about … Continue reading

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Horses are Coming!

An exciting project, the restoration of the Jantzen Beach Carousel, is moving into our studio *that’s MPF Conservation, our business studio.* After weeks of posting daily, I am taking a break… We had the move planned and then our main … Continue reading

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