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making walnut ink!

This may not look like much but it’s the start of making a new batch of walnut ink. I made the last one around 10 years ago and it ran out this year. 240 more words

Stuff We Do

Homemade walnut ink and quill

I can’t be certain why or when the obsession began, but Kaleb has been asking for weeks to write with a feather. I was pretty excited by this obsession if I’m being totally honest, because this is exactly the kind of old timey activity that makes me really, really happy. 739 more words


Learning Spencerian, Continued

Day 2 

Day 2 of Spencerian practice had me still slumping my hand over toward the right, wrist finding the table. As I worked, I began taking notes. 812 more words


Drawing lessons!

Charcoal Willow Drawing Stix

Learning to draw

I quietly began my drawing lessons a month and a half ago, with Paul Blankinship. Paul was highly recommended as one of the best teachers of drawing. 903 more words


Create a Beautiful Coral Woven Paper Birthday Card

by Elina Stromberg

DCWV cardstock stack of Textured Pastels contains a lovely collection of soft colors that are easy to match together. I took three sheets of 6” papers, one coral or peach, one light pink and one light gray, and created a birthday card with a woven background. 313 more words


Home away from Home

I’ve made some changes…

I thought I’d hold off until March to look for a new place, but a door of opportunity opened up for me in Fullerton. 160 more words