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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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Inky Thots: Birmingham Green Weenie

I was lucky enough to get a couple more Slag Greys before Nick and Josh announced their new line — and picked up some Bob Prince Green Weenie.  If you are inclined, they have a few more bottles of older … Continue reading

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USK: Sky at New Seasons Cedar Hills

Mitchell went to the dentist and I sat and had coffee at New Seasons before shopping.  The sky was talking to me: the calm before the downpour! I am sad about Birmingham not making Tarnished Nickel ink any more and … Continue reading

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USK: Dentist

I hate dentists *sorry if you are one, not personal* He is not frightened of them; I am phobic. *i think that makes me smarter than the average bear* I went with Mitchell to an emergency dental appointment because we … 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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Crescent Moon

Fast ink sketch of Rosh Chodesh, the first night we saw the crescent moon. All those colors came out of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink! I am still finding the ink to have a life of it’s own… so the idea … Continue reading

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USk: Valentine’s At HEM23

Following on the discussion I was having about how other creatives shape our art, recently an urban sketcher was reiterating how it is not right to ink at the location and add colors later… the colors are not true from … Continue reading

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USK, Kaiser

Following on my last Robert Oster ink post, I took RO Purple Jazz ink out sketching while trying to stay sane. Last year was hard and this was part of it. Mitchell had a problem in his throat and after … Continue reading

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Hem 23

After acupuncture, we walked to Hem 23 for a great Vietnamese meal. We ordered way to much food for the table — I had no idea! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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USk: Broadway Bridge

Traffic has a few good points… I added watercolor later, and after I bought a couple of new colors. I swear I am never ever going to be seduced by a Daniel Smith color name again. “Burgundy Yellow Ochre”??? I … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 31, USk Thurman Firehydrant

Walk to the market from the studio. A fire hydrant with a tree growing round it…. I want them to retire the hydrant not touch the tree! And this ends another World Watercolor Month! My takeaway from this year is … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 30, USk Optomitrist

Waiting for Mitchell at the KP optometrist, after I picked up my glasses. We can see our studio from the window, though it is too tiny to draw! Don’t forget: I’m giving away to TWO lucky winners my favorite middle-of-the-night … Continue reading

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USk: Walk in NW Portland

Late Spring walk in NW Portland; people are gardening! Passion-flowers, late daffys, lavender… seem a bit confused as we are having such strange weather! Had mom on my mind… Loving the Platinum Lavender Black ink, black with a touch of … Continue reading

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USk: Cherry Blossoms

Every year I am too busy OR the rains hit so fast that the blossoms drop. This year I caught them! I was out doing some disgusting errands with Mitchell *IRS, SSI, government, ugh* when we came upon the riverfront … Continue reading

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