Monthly Archives: November 2014


If you’re at all into notebooks, sketchbooks and stationery, you’ve probably heard of the Midori Traveler’s Notebook.     It’s made in Japan.  People mod them in all sorts of ways and talk about them at length on message boards and … Continue reading

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Erasure dust clean up

Here is a product about which I have never heard, nor thought I needed.  Learned about it in an email from JetPens Midori Eraser Dust Mini Cleaner (II) You mean there is a previous version?  Or a larger one?  Figures … Continue reading

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Apple Cup

Ever since I learned about the group of women who dress up the Interface sculpture in Coulon park, I’ve gone down at each holiday to check.  There was nothing at Halloween. Today, however, I was pleased to see them dressed … Continue reading

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Father Christmas

This is from Fort Nisqually’s poster for “A 19th Century Christmas”, held on 6 December.  I usually don’t draw from any photos other than my own.  This was quite interesting and compelling. NaNoDrawMo #52 The original photo is by Russ … Continue reading

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What to do when I break a cup?  Well, sketch it before tossing it out.   NaNoDrawMo #51

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Another seminar & 50!

Yesterday, Monday, I went to another seminar for continuing education. This is an agency that presents free workshops regarding the mental health care of veterans.  Most are half day and they also give free CEU’s.  I like them not only … Continue reading

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Test Pilot

The Museum of Flight held an all volunteer meeting tonight.  After about 30 minutes of business, the main speaker was introduced.  He is Raymond P. Craig, Experimental Flight Test Pilot for Boeing.  He was the Test Pilot for the Museum’s … Continue reading

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The Pen is the keeper of culture

If you enjoy using a pen to write on paper, this talk will inspire.  It is Jake Weidmann at TED-x on the topic,  Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century “What is the future of writing in the digital age, … Continue reading

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Early morning in Port Townsend

We spent the night in Port Townsend, at the Swan Hotel.  As usual, I was up too early in the morning.  I watched the Goulet Q&A and then Mark Taro Holms’ webinar    If you haven’t seen it, I highly … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ridge

We drove out to the Olympic Peninsula on Saturday (15 Nov).  The goal was to drive up to Hurricane Ridge, which is just up (south) from Port Angeles, located on the northern edge of WA, on the Strait of Juan … Continue reading

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