Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ink Making Process created by Gloria Poole,RN, artist of Missouri and Georgia;Update

I, Gloria Poole, residing in Missouri but born in state of Georgia, tweeted on @gloriapoole that I was experimenting to create ink from tea leaves and this is the result. I got the idea of making ink from viewing ancient Chinese calligraphic art that uses ink. And from researching that first inks were made from natural substances. I decided to see if I could find a way to make ink using ordinary household items so anyone in the world could make ink to write or draw with. I have drawn with inks intermittently and have an array of store-bought inks but I wanted to make it simple so anyone could make ink. Here's my process since I made notes about it, and drew sketches with the ink I produced.

Day 1 of experiment: I put 3 used tea bags in jar with about cup of water. Stirred it some, let it sit [ to steep] for about hour, but alas!> no stain to water. So,

Day 2 of experiment: I added 9 more used tea bags, thinking used tea bags are more helpful to world because they can drink the tea first then make ink from leaves. Let steep, stirred, tested it. Darker brown stain but the next day stain had faded.

Day 3 : Removed tea leaves from paper tea bags and crushed them in mortar and pestle, then poured 91% Isopropyl Alcohol [First Aid Antiseptic that most families have on hand--definitely do NOT ever drink that, it would kill you!] over it to see if making a tincture of tea made the tea into ink? Waited 24 hours.

Day 4 of experiment; Tea in alcohol produced a darker brown/ visible stain on paper. I waited about 4 hrs retested, stain stayed on white paper. But I wanted a sepia ink which is about the same color of that red chalk and ink the "old Masters" artists created and used in the 14th -15th-16th centuries to draw with. So, I added about 1/2 inch of vermillion watercolor paint from tube. which produced almost no effect on the brown color, and which if had used would have meant anyone else would have to buy vermilion watercolor. So ruled that out. Then thought on it while resting . Decided to see if paprika which holds its color forever [it seems] would add some red to the brown?. I added about teaspoon at first> slightly red. Then added about 1/3 of a 2 oz/56 gram size of paprika [spice: ground pepper] and viola! The color I wanted to achieve. So, I strained it through tea strainer three times but sediment remains at bottom, so will decant to clean bottle. Then I tested it on white ink jet paper to see if it ran off the paper, or what? The drawing was a no thought no effort just get ink on paper sort of drawing, and the ink stayed put, and the color stayed. But the flaw was the ink was too thin t use a dip pen with and I had to use a script brush to paint with. so, more experimentation necessary. I put the "ink" in clean, freshly washed bottle with cap.

Day5. Drawing from day 4 is still visible--didn't fade overnight. So created another drawing to see if the ink itself in capped jar had deteriorated overnight. It seems to be the same. So here are the two drawings. THESE ARE COPYRIGHTED AS ALWAYS AND I, GLORIA POOLE. OWN ALL RIGHTS TO THIS BLOG AND ALL CONTENT ON IT. Read full copyright statement on about me page. I may also apply for a patent on this process. My signature and statement of my last name [surname] is included here for purposes of copyright and patent .

Update 27-April-2014 by me Gloria Poole to add these points: 1) I am still experimenting on how to make the ink formula I created from tea and paprika work with a dip pen, and think I have accomplished it but waiting to see what happens to ink when it sets a while. 2) I updated my today with 8 sketches and 2 oil paintings I created of oceans and lakes. 3) I also updated my and the profile of it today which is located at: 4) And since I was born in state of Georgia and was active in Republican party there, I follow the news from there [also I have 2 sisters and a brother and many cousins there still]. So here's some good news for Georgia and baby humans:The bill just signed into law by GA Gov "prevents using taxpayer funds to pay for abortion insurance coverage in Georgia."From:

Updated copyright since 17-April-2014:

Copyright Notice: I, Gloria Poole, residing in Missouri but born in state of Georgia, own this blog and all rights to it. I created it to begin with, years ago [but modify it intermittently] , and have continued it after I moved to Missouri Oct 31, 2009. I own this blog and all rights to this blog and to all content of it. I created the art and signed it, and photographed it;and uploaded it to this blog. I have the original paintings and sketches. I also own all rights to any art, words, graphics I have created or do create in any place, for any reason or no reason, with any tool or method or brush on any surface, at any time. I have never assigned my copyrights to any one and I do not have an artist's rep or a literary agent at this time and have never had either [in the past]. I sign my name on art as Gloria, and on some sketches as Gloria Poole. Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name since I resumed it legally after my 2nd divorce which was in Arapahoe County Colorado. I removed the Pappas name from my name forevermore by order of District Court Judge at time of final decree of divorce from male DBP in Oct 2007 who lives in Colorado; and I resumed my maiden name including my surname of Poole. I moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 with the paintings and sketches I created while in Colorado. . I am also known on the web as; gloriapoole; Gloria as on art such as this which I signed when I completed it; gloria.poole; gloria-poole; gloria0817; gpoole817; gloria_poole; gloriapoole1749; gloriapoole.RN; gloriapooleRN at yahoo in which the RN means standard abbreviation for Registered Nurse; and as artist-gloria; artist-gloriapoole; gloriapoole-paintings; Poole, Gloria; Ms. Gloria Poole; Gloria Poole creator of words that WORK and Tapestry of LIFE; and as other variations of my real, born with, legal name of Gloria Poole. And I am known as G-L-O-R-I-A on and I had three domains with much art I created with my name written that way, for about 6 yrs until they were stolen from me by cyberthugs. I also had many domains and many with my very name written as gloriapoole in them from years 2004-2011 when criminals broke into my web-hosting accounts and ripped my domains and content right out-of-admin-panel. I have not bought domains since , because there is no security on web-hosting 'packages" because they do not honor business law or contract laws or any laws that I can tell since web-hosting companies do not try to stop cyber-criminals.

For the record: I am white, single again [divorced twice], woman with brown hair, Great Commission /Southern Baptist Christian, and the mother of two grown "children" who are daughters named Jennifer and Leigh. I am also a Registered Nurse licensed in Missouri; and a prolife activist, republican, an artist in all artists' mediums; and a blogger, tweeter, poet, author of children's book, and citizen journo; and photographer. I was born in the state of Georgia and am a US citizen by birth so I have all Constitutional protections including the First Amendment right to publish, speak, write, protest and the right not to associate with ungodly in general and atheist perverts in particular, or with violent murderous people or with alcoholics or with d-r-ug-a-d-d-ic-t-s [spelled to try avoid being labeled as wrong sort of person by political censorship on the prowl].

Also, for the record [for purposes of copyright and law enforcement {because several facets of my identity such as state of Georgia issued ID were stolen from me more than once and they were in tangible form}], I am not an employee of anyone, and Gloria Poole is my real, born with, legal name {but I have a middle Christian, given name at birth also that I never write as part of my signature}; and I draw, paint, sketch, photograph, tweet, blog , write from my own private apartment in Missouri, which is NOT shared with anyone. I work for myself in other words from my home studio-office which is a dedicated room for that purpose. I think the criminal in Colorado who stole my GA ID and my Holy Bible with my name printed on it, cut my photo out of the ID and inserted his accomplice's photo which is how it was used to access bank and credit union accounts of mine that began in Colorado. I lived in Colorado only a few yrs and was married a second time there for only 4 yrs and ten months before final decree of divorce from male DBP there. Both divorces of mine are public record--one in Georgia and one in Colorado. I moved to Missouri on Oct 31, 2009 to the same apt I am creating this blog from, which is my only residence.

I have NEVER had blond hair even as a tiny child. Both of my daughters were very blond up until college, but their hair is also darker more like mine now. But I know for certain that one of the accomplices of DBP who lives in Colorado dyes her hair a platinum [false looking] blond because she's old and gray- headed if hair not dyed blond. That is a statement of fact relevant to an on-going investigation into who is using my name and identity. I have been reported as blond yet I have NEVER been blond and NEVER dyed my hair. If you see my selfie from 15-March-2014 on about me page, you see the slight grey tendrils at my temples in my brown hair. I reason I earned them! And I'm keeping them.

Also, statement of fact: I am not subject to censorship or employer laws or ngo laws. I am a private US citizen by birth and draw, paint, photograph, blog, and tweet from my own private apartment. I always sign the art I create unless I have not finished it and plan to re-draw it or re-paint it. I do not have not for profit and never did. I never applied for not for profit status for any LLC or LLP I created, nor for my name or art. I intend some day to make a profit! No one is authorized to log into any account of mine anywhere, but me. Gloria Poole, at my apt in Missouri which is my only residence and which is not shared with anyone; 26-April-2014.