Another beautiful day at Fort Nisqually. A friend is visiting from Portland and she saw my post and photos from last Sunday about my visit to the Fort. So I took her there today. Before I sat down to sketch, I went to the kitchen as I heard from the front desk staff person that a volunteer interpreter was there cooking. I found Dana roasting coffee on the cast iron wood stove! I had a delightful conversation with her. So much so that I’m seriously thinking about volunteering there. When she learned about my sketching, she suggested I could demonstrate that as a costumed interpreter. Yay!
While my friend explored the fort, I sketched the laundry. I labelled the sketch “Kitchen” as I must have had the kitchen on my brain. But it really is the laundry building.
Later I had another conversation with the manager about volunteering. He seemed willing to entertain the idea for demonstrating period sketch art. He said there is a good reference book by “Cathy or Nancy or something Johnson”. At the time, I wondered to myself, “could it be??”. He didn’t have the entire book title correct, either. After a bit of searching, I figured out that it is Cathy (Kate) Johnson of Artists Journal Workshop! I love her work and I’ve been watching her videos. The book is Living History: Drawing on the Past