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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.

State Capitol

It was a sunny but chilly morning at the State Capitol in Olympia, WA. Our Urban Sketchers Tacoma group was small but intrepid as some of us sketched outside. I started inside with the corridor in front of the Governor’s … Continue reading

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Vikings Begin

Every couple months I meet some former co-workers for lunch. We choose a different venue each time and I suggested the Nordic Museum’s cafe. I had an ulterior motive in that I wanted to return to see “The Vikings Begin” … Continue reading

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SS Pen Pal

There are still rumors that the Country Village in Bothell will be sold and torn down for development. Since this is another beautiful weather day, I drove back to Bothell to sketch there again before that happens. I’d intended to … Continue reading

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Procreate Workshop

About a year ago I bought the new (cheaper) iPad 2018 and Apple Pencil. This gave me the option to use Procreate for sketching. My very old iPad couldn’t even load that app. However, there were so many options and … Continue reading

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Wednesday evening was Drink and Draw at Luther’s Table.  This evening we had Rachel modeling in her Rey costume.  This is the main character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Here is a selection of the sketches from the session.  … Continue reading

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Monday at the Mothership

I’m catching up on posting sketches… Sunday, January 6th I went to Jodi Steele’s Social Watercolor at Daniel Smith, Seattle, which I call “the mothership”. Sadly, after February, it’s going to be the only ship.   The Bellevue/Redmond store is closing.  … Continue reading

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Holiday window

It’s chilly and raining outside so I’m sketching from my own photos.  I’ve selected a few from the Germany trip.  This is a window on a narrow street in Nuremberg that led to our hotel. It’s on a larger sheet … Continue reading

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End of 2018

Here are my collected notebooks, journals and sketchbooks… mostly. These are my Every Day Carry (EDC) notebooks, mostly Field Notes brand.  I have one each for my art/sketching bag, the Museum of Flight and my EDC purse.  The larger grey … Continue reading

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Hello and Goodbye

Hello and Goodbye at the Museum of Flight. It’s “goodbye” to the Apollo exhibit, at least for now, though I don’t know in what manner it will eventually return. Its dismantling will start on Jan 2 as it comes down … Continue reading

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Germany: Overall impressions

Overall Impressions: My cell service provider is Google Fi.  It works great in Germany! Not a single problem. I turned on “international calling” and was able to make calls to German numbers. I ended up using a lot of data … Continue reading

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