Monthly Archives: November 2015

Visiting sketcher

Urban Sketchers are an hospitable lot.  When ever a sketcher is in town visiting, we’re happy to organize a sketch outing with them.  This week we have Laurie from San Francisco here and we met up at the Burke Museum … Continue reading

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A river runs through it

The Friday ad hoc group of Urban Sketchers Seattle skipped the chaos of Black Friday shopping in favor of the serenity of the library.   I invited them to come to the newly renovated library in my town.  At the time … Continue reading

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Another book made

I bought this book as a result of Janice’s recommendation at her book binding demo at Daniel Smith last weekend. I followed the directions in it to make this journal.  It’s covered with a 100% cotton fabric.  The paper is … Continue reading

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The Engine that Could

Last Thursday I arrived for my volunteer shift at the Museum of Flight only to discover a press conference was about to start and we were all invited.  Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) was there to officially donate one of the … Continue reading

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More book making

Janice Berkebile demonstrated making a Linen Travel Journal today at Daniel Smith mothership.  It’s one method of making a case bound book.  Along with the long-stitch leather journal she taught earlier in the year, I think this one could be … Continue reading

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Outdoor World

Several people came to our regular 3rd Wednesday sketch outing at Outdoor World (Bass Pro Shops) in Tacoma today.  I was not expecting as many as we’d had very bad storms yesterday with many people still without power and having … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th

The Friday the 13th sketchers sheltered from the downpour at Westlake Center.  We had good views of downtown Seattle’s Westlake area from the 3rd floor food court. I’d read an article in the Seattle Times this morning about the new … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day

“On this day, we come together to commemorate and salute the service and remember the sacrifice or our men and women in uniform of every generation and honor all who served, in war and peace.” (from Department of Veterans Affairs) … Continue reading

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Red shoe

Urban Sketchers-Tacoma met on a very rainy day at the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount. Since I arrived early, I sketched under the cover of a walkway.  This is a view of the building which housed the boiler for the … Continue reading

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Happy Fountain Pen Day!

Fountain Pen Day Left to right: very old Shaeffer “no-nonsense” My first Lamy, a Vista (see through), now with a 1.5 nib Cheap Platinum Preppy Kwaeko Sport Platinum Plaisir (same nib as Preppy but better pen body) Lamy Al Star … Continue reading

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