Monthly Archives: April 2015

I’m in the Little Free Library book

Many months ago I was contacted by Margret Aldrich who was working on a book about the Little Free Library movement.    She wanted to use the sketches I’d done of the LFL’s in my area. The book has been released … Continue reading

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Catching up

We’ve had friends visiting since Thursday morning (23 April).  I’ve done some sketching and I’m going to just put them all here, rather than writing a separate post for each event. First, I finished one from Port Gamble that I … Continue reading

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New sketchbook method

Now that I have so many sheets of Strathmore Series 500 Mixed Media paper, it’s time to make sketchbooks.  I just finished making a second leather bound one for Fort Nisqually’s shop.  While making it, I had the thought to … Continue reading

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Perfect day in the Seattle Chinese Garden

Urban Sketchers Seattle were graced with a perfect spring day to enjoy the Chinese Garden.  I was looking forward to this sketch outing as I knew the weather would be good and I had never been to this garden. It … Continue reading

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Port Gamble

It was a beautiful day for a Sketchers’ outing to Port Gamble.  What started out as the Pacific NW Sketchbook Skool group has evolved into simply PNW Sketchers.  We came together from all around Puget Sound.  We first met on … Continue reading

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It’s still National Volunteer Week.  I used my badge for free admission to the Woodland Park Zoo.  The weather was perfect for a zoo outing.  There were multiple bus loads of elementary school children but the park was big enough … Continue reading

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Tonight’s AFK Drink & Draw featured Torah as a “very different” Alice.  Great costume, excellent modeling!  I’ll put a couple of my favorites from the evening here.  The rest are in my flickr “people” album and scroll to the bottom.. … Continue reading

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Tacoma Conservatory

The Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at the WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory today.  I was early and it was a nice day, so I started with a sketch outside the building. Then inside to get warmer.  Neither sculpture of this figure … Continue reading

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Indoors at Outdoor World

Today’s solo sketch outing started out as a “Duh!”.  It’s National Volunteer Week.  There is a large list of museums offering reciprocal entry to each other’s volunteers.  So with my Museum of Flight badge, I can go to a lot … Continue reading

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Sketching in Fremont again

The previous time Urban Sketchers met in Fremont my priority was seeing the Troll.  This time, I sketched another Fremont icon….Lenin.  The statue had been defaced.  A passerby commented on the defacement, “don’t they know the statue is ironic?”.  My … Continue reading

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