Category Archives: Ink

Dipping and Stippling Do NOT Mix

I’m counting this sorry-looking — and very blemished pear — as one of my cringe-worthy failures. It was an exercise in stippling that didn’t turn out too well. Stippling is, of course, a technique whereby shading is accomplished by use of lots

Dipping and Stippling Do NOT Mix

I’m counting this sorry-looking — and very blemished pear — as one of my cringe-worthy failures. It was an exercise in stippling that didn’t turn out too well. Stippling is, of course, a technique whereby shading is accomplished by use of lots

The Ancient Art of Sumi-E

I was thrilled when my new Chinese Brush Art kit arrived yesterday. It is so beautiful! In fact, it’s so very beautiful that I’m afraid to touch it. Now, if only I knew what everything in this box is and

The Ancient Art of Sumi-E

I was thrilled when my new Chinese Brush Art kit arrived yesterday. It is so beautiful! In fact, it’s so very beautiful that I’m afraid to touch it. Now, if only I knew what everything in this box is and

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,

One Thing Leads to Another

What I love most about creativity is how one thing always leads to another, so there’s never an end to all there is to learn, to do, and to explore. Right now I’m embarking on yet another new creative adventure,

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Another Dipping Disaster

I haven’t yet found any pokeberries. Here’s what they look like…just in case you might want to try ink-making. The recipe — taken from an old pioneer cookbook — is very simple: 2/3 cup pokeberries 1/2 teaspoon vinegar 1/2 teaspoon

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Another Dipping Disaster

I haven’t yet found any pokeberries. Here’s what they look like…just in case you might want to try ink-making. The recipe — taken from an old pioneer cookbook — is very simple: 2/3 cup pokeberries 1/2 teaspoon vinegar 1/2 teaspoon

The Great Berry-Hunting Adventure

If you’ve followed along on my art journey for a while, you know already how much I love September. For me, it’s a bit like the start of a personal new year.  It’s a time for new resolve, a time to

The Great Berry-Hunting Adventure

If you’ve followed along on my art journey for a while, you know already how much I love September. For me, it’s a bit like the start of a personal new year.  It’s a time for new resolve, a time to

Getting Ready

It’s almost September… which means it will soon be October… which means Inktober will be here! Yes, surprisingly, I’m excited about Inktober, mostly because my little monkey mind and I have been playing around with ideas… and, well, you’ll just

Getting Ready

It’s almost September… which means it will soon be October… which means Inktober will be here! Yes, surprisingly, I’m excited about Inktober, mostly because my little monkey mind and I have been playing around with ideas… and, well, you’ll just

Coming Soon

I am ready for Inktober. Well, almost. Actually I’m planning to buy a new set of pens since several of my dearly beloved Pitt artist pens are running on empty. I remember when I bought that set of pens. How

Coming Soon

I am ready for Inktober. Well, almost. Actually I’m planning to buy a new set of pens since several of my dearly beloved Pitt artist pens are running on empty. I remember when I bought that set of pens. How