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Dingbats Journal, Review

I have tried three of Dingbat’s journals, two of the Wildlife and one of the Earth series, left and right, above.  A huge reason I chose them over others was their commitment to the environment, and their pretty covers. I … Continue reading

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Jungle Out There, or Xmas 2019

Okay those who are followers know that this year and past month have been bad. Usually I do a cheery holiday layout for memories. But what to do when the world is going to crap?. Well. it is my journal, … Continue reading

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Ink Painting, Visible Mending

I am captivated by he visible mending movement. It totally thrills my hippy self; it makes me conservation self so so happy. We use things up and recycle them — my nice clothes become painting clothes, then finishing rags. But … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 5 Not Another Windmill!

Sketchbooks are about experimenting. It is nice when it all works, but what about when it doesn’t? I hadn’t much time and decided to try Anya‘s hydrangeas in ink painting for a quick sketch and wow did not turn out… … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 4

Can’t get enough of these windmills…. And ink painting!  Really having fun with it! To hear about classes, follow me on 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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VSW: Amsterdam 3

Showing process again for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. If you look at the details you will see a crude sketch, above…. I started again with a horizon line… then before I got too far in my sketch I pulled … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 2

Scribbled this lightly in a fine point… really, just noodling around! Then I began to like it and so came in with a bolder pen and cleaned it up a bit. Painted with Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue, Robert Oster … Continue reading

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VSW: Amsterdam 1

This is a short how-to on a fast sketching technique with soluble inks… Done in haste this morning for my peeps on Virtual Sketchwalk. Finding a way into a complicated sketch is easier than we make it out to be, … Continue reading

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Mom’s Chinese Jar

My mom had this Chinese jar (urn?) for years; now it is mine. I don’t where it came from; know nothing about the history. I like it cozied next to a Buddha statue. I sketched it first with the TWSBI … Continue reading

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USk: Client’s View

Tried a new way to sketch on site. I had several TWSBIs with me, and sketched the Williamette River view from our client’s home while Mitchell talked to her about her furniture. After we left, I used a waterbrush to … Continue reading

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Chair Delivered

Polychrome chair with gilt trims we conserved for our client… To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory is more indelible than ink.” Anita Loos, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. “I think not….” Me… … Continue reading

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Creating Journal Pages

I am writing more in my journal, so it has become less of a strict art journal and back to my everything journal but with watercolors throughout! From college forward, I wrote and sketched all the time. First in my … Continue reading

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Puppy Postcards

And the showdown, water color versus ink! Okay, we know that watercolors, good ones, have light-fast ratings. This is a huge plus for sending postcards that someone might stick on a wall… PBeaux (left) should last longer than Poppy (right) … Continue reading

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Pain

It showed up Tuesday morning, pain so bad I could barely move… Seriously, I’ve dealt with pain all my life (dancer injury) But I said to Mitchell, Shoot me NOW!” I had pain killers and muscle relaxers and used them … Continue reading

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Doe Library Palm

We did some work for UC Berkeley. The Doe Library is one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve seen, and there is a window with the palm through it and it is just like this. Last week was our anniversary … Continue reading

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Hari-Fred-Gibbs Hurts: Versed/Midazolam

Gibbs was limping. When you see the way the cats tear around playing it isn’t such an odd thought… BUT, he also has put on weight (he is going ot be a BIG cat) and worse, he was moving stiffly.  … Continue reading

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Peony, Young and Old

From young to old, fading… When the peonies are young they are firm and vibrant. So easy to fall in love with them. When they get older, and begin to fade, I love to watch the lessening of vitality. I … Continue reading

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New Journal: Healing

I love it when my new journal begins on the New Moon. I start each new journal out with a deity image. What deity symbol could be more appropriate than the symbol for the Great Mother herself, the lovely spiraling … Continue reading

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