Category Archives: sketchbook

Lojong Practice 20: Life Turning Itself On Its Head!

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 10: Objects, Poisons, Virtues

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Lojong Sketchbook 1: My Practice

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for over two decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Our Old Man

He’s my favorite guy, I’m sorry, but yes, both of us have our special relationships with each of the cats and he is my boy.  As he is getting older, he has become Demando-cat.  He comes to my side when … Continue reading

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M is for Memory: A-to-Z-Challenge

I was feeling the i-don’t-know-why-i-bother-with-so-and-so blues Sunday.  I lightened my mood by painting happy memories of my husband and I in our last garden.  Plastic frogs, real frogs, birds, crows, his sneakers drying on top of the well, yellow nasty-urtiums … Continue reading

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Spreading Good Cheer

I’ve been sick-sick-sick with the cold from hell, which is why no postings.  I can’t think straight. I have been painting/sketching in bed, and am starting to post some of the images on dkatiepowellart.  I would  have thrown myself out … Continue reading

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Writing an Illustrated Journal With a Story Subject

I am writing an illustrated journal toward a story.  Mum’s the word, except to say that now I am used to being able to edit edit edit on my beloved Mac, and this experience is different.  It is permanent: once in … Continue reading

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