Monthly Archives: October 2016

Happy Halloween

Finished cards.  What follows is a description of how I made them and a free graphic. I attended a lettering demo by Janice Berkebile at Daniel Smith a couple weeks ago.  She happened to mention she scanned, printed on an … Continue reading

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Fall sketching at Swanson’s

Urban Sketchers Seattle enjoyed an unusually warm and sunny day at our autumn outing to Swanson’s Nursery. There were so many interesting displays and so much rich, fall color.  Though it wasn’t really an autumn display, I was fascinated by … Continue reading

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Dirty Bird

Well, that was a first!  During the Urban Sketchers Seattle outing to Greenlake Village neighborhood, a bird pooped on my sketch board!  I was sitting under a tree, though.  Fortunately, it missed me, my sketch and my palette.  But, ugh! … Continue reading

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What a difference!

What a difference another park & ride makes!  Normally on a weekday at Tukwila Light Rail station’s park & ride there are no parking spots if I’m not there between 0700-0730.  About a month ago the new Angle Lake station … Continue reading

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Windmill Gardens

Tacoma Urban Sketchers Wednesday outing was to the Windmill Gardens in Sumner, WA.  I’ve been there twice before to sketch but there are always interesting subjects.  I’d thought of some options for sketching out of the rain.  But we had … Continue reading

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Silent Witness Project

WARNING:  This post about domestic violence could be a trigger for some. Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, my local city hall has made a Silent Witness Project installation.       There are 7 red silhouettes stationed in … Continue reading

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Sketching in the Rain

It’s not as much fun as singing in the rain!  But six hardy sketchers came out during the storm to sketch together around Columbia City’s Landmark District. The day was so dark, the street lights remained on the entire time … Continue reading

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Sketch while the sun shines!

Yesterday it was another bright, sunny, moderate day.  I walked around my neighborhood looking for Halloween decorations to sketch.  Only one of my neighbors had anything up so far and that was rather sparse.   So I sketched a yard with … Continue reading

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Coulon Color

After a slow start to the day, I had some errands to do about noon.  Once home, I decided to go out again, this time with my sketch kit.  It was a beautiful day:  not a cloud in the sky … Continue reading

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Kitsap barn

Today was Social Watercolor at the Daniel Smith mothership.   The first item(s) that jumped out at me inside the store were all the Urban Sketching books by Gabi and Stephanie, ready for the book signing that would have been this … Continue reading

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