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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.

A delightful place for breakfast

I returned to the Stonehouse Bakery yesterday morning to replace a couple prints in my show with new ones. While there, I took advantage of the beautiful weather and the view.  I sat on the patio and sketched the corner … Continue reading

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Summer in the Chinese Garden

Most people don’t realize Seattle has a Chinese Garden.  They are familiar with the Japanese Garden within the UW Arboretum but not with this garden adjacent to South Seattle Community College.  There is also a mid-sized arboretum. This would be … Continue reading

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Visual Journaling 10×10

Yesterday (Sat, 20 May) I attended the second of the Seattle 10×10 Workshops.  This was Visual Journaling taught by Michele Cooper. I met her through Urban Sketchers.  I have long admired her sketching and the way she develops a montage … Continue reading

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A Long, but fruitful, day

Friday, 19 May The plan for the day started with the evening:  attend Roy DeLeon’s show at St. Placid Priory.  He’s one of 20 artists in a fund raising show at the Benedictine priory… a fair drive south. Because the … Continue reading

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Lakewold Gardens

Yesterday, Wednesday, was the Urban Sketchers Tacoma outing to Lakewold Gardens.  I’ve been at least once before but don’t remember being quite so distracted by all the sketching opportunities. And I certainly wasn’t aware of the Fairyfest!  There were dozens … Continue reading

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In the International District

Though rain is predicted, the early morning was sunny but chilly.  I arrived early for our sketch outing in the International District.  I decided to make this sculptural fountain the sketch for the ID station in my series of public … Continue reading

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On the Beach

What a beautiful day!  I think we are predicted to have one more of this summer-like weather before we cool down and have more rain. I took advantage of it to go to a location I have on my list:  … Continue reading

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B’ham Sunday

It was another beautiful, warm-ish, summer day.  Dropped Himself off on campus for his 2nd day of LinuxFest. I’d been to Boulevard Park yesterday but it was too crowded.  I thought that at 0930 Sunday it might be better and … Continue reading

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B’ham Fri & Saturday

We arrived in Bellingham (WA) about 1730 Friday afternoon after driving through some heavy traffic.  We listened to several episodes of NPR’s “Hidden Brain” podcast, so it was not a burden to be longer in traffic. The hotel gave us … Continue reading

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Bunny Buns

What a day!  It felt like we had suddenly launched into summer.  With perfect weather predicted I thought it would be a good day to sketch the bunnies!  This is a sculpture at Point Ruston complex near Tacoma.  I’ve had … Continue reading

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