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VSW: Luis Barragán, 2

Second installment in the series on my favorite architect, Barragán. To see the first installment, go here. Casa Barragán, above and below. In reality Opera Pink is not quite the right pink but it it the brightest pink I own … Continue reading

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Recipes: Tacos

We buy a side of beef from local ranchers, and this means we get a lot of grand beef. I’ve never done much with it but finally, I am loving our Taco Nights! Sauteed diced red onions and browned beef … Continue reading

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Keeping an Art Journal

I’ve kept a journal with sketches since college… I started using lined journals I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, above, for architectural notes, and every page has drawings made during lectures or tours or just thought about what I … Continue reading

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VSW Windmill

Reference image of a windmill at the Dalles in Oregon was taken by me on one of our rambles exploring the Columbia River towns on both sides of the river. The colors translated nicely into this sketch to showoff Robert … Continue reading

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Sketching for Clientele

I LOVE documenting our studio life in my sketchbooks, and some projects are so sketch-worthy with their baubles and trims and bright colors! I also use my sketchbook as a way to communicate with our clients from time to time, … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Petroleum

Above, Birmingham Petroleum on the bright white paper of a Hahnemuhle sketchbook. I test my inks on many drawing and watercolor papers. Remember that others review these inks just for writing; I am also interested in how they are used … Continue reading

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I Stand With Ukraine, 2

Posting sunflowers for Ukraine is a way to flood Instagram with messages of prayers for Ukraine. It is in actuality a fairly useless thing to do but it moves me when I see another artist’s images… I know that they … Continue reading

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1 Week 100 People

It is the beginning of the challenge of 1 week, 100 people. Sadly I doubt I can do this all week but I had fun with the twelve I managed to produce today. Looking forward to seeing what you all … Continue reading

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Letter Writing

I miss letter writing. Truth is I have no one to write to now.  The writers are long dead, RIP. I used to get amazing letters from my Auntie Elsa who traveled all over the world and never forgot to … Continue reading

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I Stand With Ukraine

Middle of last night I was made watching another round of tanks and fear, and journaled for quite a bit.  A ritual we do when we are enjoying our safe, warm, happy beingness (and good food and so forth) is … Continue reading

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Watercolor Heart

The watercolor heart I gave Mitchell. 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… why I journal! Hahnemuhle … Continue reading

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My Perfect Journal

I’ve been journaling for 50 years, art journaling for forty (first architectural ideas, now art).  I’ve tried many journals before finding my perfect journal.  I bought the Chinese Journals (left, and btw, review in links) from Chinatown in San Fransisco … Continue reading

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Kill Winter with Orange

Time honored tradition now in the pen community… I’m ready! Kill Winter with Orange! I’m for warm colors warm weather and this year the cold in the studio never seems to end despite woolly socks and a heater! Cold cold … Continue reading

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Sunflower

Sometimes I just want to leave the ink drawings as they are. Sexy Lines.  Thank you Tracey… still missing you today. My favorite flower, joyfully following the light! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out … Continue reading

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Wisteria Streets

I see wisterias in Portland sometimes, but not like I used to see them in Southern California — streets lined with them all over the older parts of Los Angeles and San Fernando, so old they created purple and green … Continue reading

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Dieting…. Argh!

I hate how easily my body puts on weight, and how slowly it takes it off, slower than slow, slower than anyone I know! Two weeks in bed and I put on about 10 lbs, which will take me a … Continue reading

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Raccoon

I was feeding the birds and as I tossed seed onto the shed roof of the dock I realized I startled a raccoon.  I am glad I did, as s/he was heading toward Nicolai, which is not a good place … Continue reading

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World (Not) Watercolor Month: Orange Daisies

I know I won’t be able to keep up with the one-a-day watercolor, but when I do them I enjoy them! These took me way back to being a kid in the 60’s, avocado and orange and pop-culture flower power! … Continue reading

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