Monthly Archives: May 2014

Paper demo

Arches paper is not vegetarian. *   That is not something I expected to learn today! This morning I attended what was listed as a Canson Demo by Scott Bates, a representative for the company. This was at the Seattle Daniel … Continue reading

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Windmill

I decided not to go to Port Gamble this weekend, for no particular reason.  Well, there are a couple interesting things to do in this area on both Saturday and Sunday. It has been such beautiful weather that I felt … Continue reading

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Vest of Holding

Judy ( flickr stream & on Facebook) posted that she was picking up a friend at SeaTac but would be making a trip to Daniel Smith on the way.  Because I can, I offered to meet her there., just for … Continue reading

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Another ladybug

On the way over to the Daniel Smith mothership (Seattle store) to meet a friend, I stopped to sketch this odd ladybug.  The weekly theme for Urban Sketchers is insects.  Not wanting to just do a nature study, I was … Continue reading

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Sketchbook addict

I might be a sketchbook addict.  Perhaps that’s a little strong.  In the 2.5 years since I returned to sketching, I’ve just not settled on what works for me.  I continue to try new ones and go back to old … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Rose

The Yorkshire Rose (Rosa Alba Semiplena) bushes  in my back garden are in full bloom. They only do so once a year, being an old rose species. But their scent fills the house when the windows are open! I have … Continue reading

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Insects

The weekly theme for Urban Sketchers is insects.  I realized I did have a suitable sketch in the insects that are the playground equipment I sketched on 16 May.  I was trying to think where I might find something to … Continue reading

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To honor the memory of our veterans

Since I returned to art 2 1/2 years ago, it has become my tradition to sketch at Tahoma VA National Cemetery,  or another memorial location, on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. It is my way of both remembering and honoring … Continue reading

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Sketching at Folklife

It was pouring rain as I left for the sketch outing this morning.  I was resigning myself to the possibility of finding some indoor sketching venue at the Seattle Center Folklife festival. The Friday ad hoc sketching group met at … Continue reading

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Roslyn

What with the beautiful weather we’re having, I decided to take a day trip somewhere to sketch.  I chose Roslyn, WA.  It is a small mountain town of about 800 people east of Seattle.  It is know as   “Where … Continue reading

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