Monthly Archives: August 2014


Bookbinding was the topic  at Fort Nisqually’s Crafts of the Past when I visited yesterday. Jeff Wilson has been a volunteer at the Fort and a bookbinder for many years.  He had examples of various kinds of bindings.  He was … Continue reading

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Paraty Pity Party

The group of Friday ad hoc sketchers from Urban Sketchers Seattle met in the UW Medicinal Herb Garden.  It was a cool, gray day with flat light.  It even sprinkled rain a bit, near the end. The International Urban Sketchers … Continue reading

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More drawing than drinking

Last night was another Drink & Draw session at AFK Elixirs & Eatery in Renton.  We were fortunate to have two models:  Erica as Justicar Syndra from League of Legions and Judy Nails (an in-game character from Guitar Hero… no … Continue reading

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Need more red!

Painting on the very first 747 (RA 001) continues in the Museum of Flight’s Air Park.  It’s getting close to being finished, so I went out to look and do a sketch after my volunteer shift.  I spoke again to … Continue reading

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Eraser demo

Yesterday I attended demo hosted by Daniel Smith Seattle.  It was presented by Scott Bates, of Canson.  He talked about drawing papers and erasers.  I never knew there is so much to know about erasers.  He described them as a … Continue reading

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Magnuson Park

The Friday Ad Hoc group of Urban Sketchers Seattle went to Magnuson  Park today. It covers a point that extends into Lake Washington.  Some people sketched the climbing wall at the Mountaineer Club.  I was inspired by Mark Ryan’s sketch … Continue reading

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Darth Malice

This was my third Drink and Draw at AFK. (website down at the moment… or on Facebook )   Our model tonight is “Darth Malice” a Sith (think Darth Vader in Star Wars).  While driving down to the restaurant, I had … Continue reading

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This week’s Urban Sketchers weekly theme is “Reflections”.   I’ve sketched this astronaut statue at the Museum of Flight before.  Today I did just the detail of the helmet with the reflection. Moleskine pocket watercolor sketchbook watercolor pencils Daniel Smith Watercolors

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Two Years

WordPress tells me I registered 2 years ago 21 August.  Time flies when you’re having fun making ART! I’ve been blogging about my sketching longer than that.  I just uploaded a lot of older posts transferred from Livejournal to WordPress … Continue reading

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Who knew?!

I certainly didn’t.  I know I’ve checked the Pentalic website but did not see this.  One of my favorite watercolor sketchbooks is the Pentalic Aqua 5×8 inches , which I’ve mentioned before.  (ooo…. that’s a good price at the link!).   … Continue reading

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