Monthly Archives: May 2015

Lund demo at DS

Liesel Lund did a demo at Daniel Smith today.  It was titled “Watercolor Sketching”. This is the only photo of the demo I was able to take.  Right at this point she looked at me and said “Please don’t take … Continue reading

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Prowler has arrived

While I was at Fort Nisqually yesterday, this Prowler was delivered to the Museum of Flight. More info. Later edit: Late in the afternoon of this post, the Museum of Flight posted a video of the arrival yesterday! It was still … Continue reading

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Wednesday at the Fort

Wednesday is my usual volunteer day at Fort Nisqually.  Up until now, I’ve done sewing guild work:  repairs and alterations mostly.   Today I did that for a couple hours and then got dressed in my period clothing to do some … Continue reading

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Making for the Fort

I completed two projects today for Fort Nisqually.  Over the long weekend, I think I’ve put in about 10 hours.  I attended the Sewing Guild on Saturday and, collectively, we got a lot done.  I learned some new techniques, too. … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015

Since my return to sketching, I’ve sketched at a veteran’s memorial near each Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  It is a tribute and a meditation of the sacrifice.  Today I went to Tahoma VA National Cemetery.   Tomorrow it will be … Continue reading

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2015 Folklife

You just never know about the weather for Folklife Festival. Two years ago it was too hot and sunny. Last year it threatened rain but turned sunny.  This year it was cloudy and chilly the entire sketch outing.  This was … Continue reading

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Foss Waterway

Urban Sketchers Tacoma held our regular montly Wednesday outing at the Foss Waterway Seaport.  I think I was not alone in hoping to have sketched outside.  But it was cloudy, foggy and chilly.  We all opted for inside, which was … Continue reading

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Nib tests

After watching Marc Taro Holms’ Craftsy class, I decided to get some better drawing nibs for my sketching at Fort Nisqually.  I draw with dip pens there because the fountain pen was not yet in use in our time period. … Continue reading

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Country Village Shops

Once again, Urban Sketchers Seattle met at a place I’d never been: The Country Village Shops in Bothell.  There was a scene I wanted to sketch everywhere I turned.  I’d go back every day if it wasn’t 30-90 minutes away … Continue reading

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Debut at Fort Nisqually

Yesterday was my debut as an Interpreter at Fort Nisqually.  I demonstrated the documentary sketching done by travelers and explorers in the mid-19th century.  I explained to visitors that most Ladies of the period were taught to draw and paint … Continue reading

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