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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.

Batgirl

This is the first time our Cosplay Drink and Draw group has had a Batgirl.  This is SaraJane.

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UpGarden

Urban Sketchers Seattle met to sketch this p-patch (community garden) located on the top of the Mercer St. parking garage. By the time we had the throw down, quite a few sketchers had gathered.  It was good to reconnect with … Continue reading

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Centurion

Yesterday (Wed, 14 Aug) we had a great session of Cosplay Drink and Draw. Sam modeled his fantastic armor. The armor is chain maille and articulated steel. The helm is molded. He said this is a Tevinter Centurian. These aren’t … Continue reading

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Epiphany at Seattle U

It seems fitting I came to this epiphany while sketching at Seattle University, which is a Jesuit Catholic school. See below. While the early morning rain kept some away, it was an intrepid group of 8 sketchers who met outside … Continue reading

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Out all day

I spent the entire day in South Lake Union (SLU) area of Seattle. I invited sketchers to join me at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and the SLU Block Party. At the former, I wanted to see the … Continue reading

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From photos

I’ve been doing some sketches from photos, none of them mine! As I’ve mentioned before, I have an agreement with Kitsap Humane Society. I sketch from the photos posted to their Instagram and then give them the sketches to use … Continue reading

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Three flags

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at Fireman’s Park. Three of us sketched a similar view. I sketched three different Pride flags. Pride month was June but it seems Tacoma has left them up. Both sketched in the 8.5 x 11 inch … Continue reading

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Columbia City

Urban Sketchers Seattle met yesterday in the historic district of Columbia City. There were many good sketching subjects within the main street and a block either side. We had a sketcher join us from Taiwan as he was visiting his … Continue reading

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Crow with Fries

This gained a spot on my sketching to-do list after I read an article about its recent installation. Today was the day. But just as I was getting ready to leave, the door bell rang. It was the mail carrier … Continue reading

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Letters and the Blues

On Sunday I had a full afternoon. First was the Puget Sound Correspondence Society. Had a fun time in conversation and letter writing, despite the heat. I arrived a bit early and used the time to make a sketch in … Continue reading

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