Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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2015 in filled books and journals

It’s officially New Year’s Eve, being 00:15 as I write this.  Time to review the journals and sketchbooks I’ve filled this year. There are 11 full journals.  There is one Moleskine and the rest are Rhodia.  Except for 2 periods … Continue reading

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Boeing green

Lately I’ve been making more books than sketches.  I was antsy to get back out to sketch.  I’ve had my eye on the former Renton Chamber of Commerce parking lot that overlooks Renton air field and Boeing factory. The Renton … Continue reading

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Filofax set up

This is the new Filofax notebook with removable pages, which I have now set up for the new year.   I’ll be using it for multiple purposes: sketchbook, planner, notebook. As I mentioned in my previous post about this notebook, a … Continue reading

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New Filofax notebook

Filofax has a fairly new notebook with movable pages.  The system is similar to Arc (from Staples) and Circa (from Levinger).  It is more compact as it has something like a spiral binding rather than large discs. I really like … Continue reading

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Swanson’s Nursery

This was an anniversary sketch outing.  It was December 2012 that we first starting meeting on Fridays.  This is the 4th December we’ve done a holiday sketch outing.  The first time we went to the Gingerbread Village and the Teddy … Continue reading

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Drink and Draw – Christmas Edition

I finally went back to the AFK Drink and Draw.  It’s been since September!  We had a special Christmas edition with Rudolf and one of Santa’s Elves! I was quite rusty and did not like any of the 2-5 minute … Continue reading

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Christmas at the Stone House

Prior to my Museum shift, I took a breakfast detour to the Stone House Bakery.  I wanted to see and sketch the Christmas decorations.  It was beautiful and charming.  All photos here: https://redharp.smugmug.com/MKB/2015-1217-Stone-House-Bakery/ I had a delicious egg, cheese and … Continue reading

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The Old Cannery

It is SO much more than a furniture store.  What an unusual place!  From the talking moose to the animatronic chickens there was so much to sketch it will require several more trips!  I could have even bagged the USk … Continue reading

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Pie Lab

Yesterday morning, I stopped for a spot of breakfast, a piece of quiche,  and to do a sketch prior to going to Trader Joe’s next door.  Pie Lab is a new shop where I now always stop prior to going … Continue reading

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