Monthly Archives: February 2014


The “Friday Sketchers” ad hoc outing was to sketch at Wintergrass, a local bluegrass festival.  There certainly was a lot of jamming in the hall ways! One of the people leaving this jam session looked at my sketch and said, … Continue reading

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Sew Expo

This is a crafting post rather than my usual watercolor sketching topics.  However, there is a connection to watercolor sketching! Yesterday I went to Sew Expo with 2 friends.  All photos are here. I came across a booth demonstrating how … Continue reading

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Today was the first outdoor sketch of the season!  It was blue sky, sun and 54 degrees. It is also two for one. First, it’s another for my series of Renton public art as it is a newly installed sculpture … Continue reading

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I had several errands this morning.  One trip was to Daniel Smith for 2 more large sheets of the  Fabriano 90 pound cold press watercolor paper.  I really like it as it has a smoother texture than the Arches.  I … Continue reading

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The Book

In another life, I did “book arts” as a hobby.  I was a scribe in the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) and produced award scrolls (documents) in the style of medieval books of hours.  I both calligraphed and painted these … Continue reading

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Watching the Olympics

Just as many people have been doing, we’ve been watching the Olympic Games in Sochi.  Here is a journal page done from the TV while watching one of the Giant Slalom events. I’ve been puzzled by the motto of the … Continue reading

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This is Alfie, a Golden-Doodle service dog belonging to the presenter at an afternoon conference I attended today for some Continuing Education Units.  It was titled, “Service Dogs for Veterans” but it cast a wider net in that he explained … Continue reading

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I had a few minutes before the opening of the Museum of Flight and the start of my volunteer shift.  I went down to the Amelia Earhart exhibit and quickly sketched this case with some of her possessions.  The exhibit … Continue reading

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War of the Roses

The weather mostly continues to be chilly and rainy.  Over the past few days, I’ve been binge-watching The White Queen on DVD from Netflix.  It takes place in the time of Edward IV, who is York in the War of … Continue reading

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Journal page from yesterday.  I watched the latest episode of Downton Abbey.  The weather was very English, chill and damp.  Between all the tea being made on the show and the chill, I brewed a pot of the new tea … Continue reading

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