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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 Portland weekend

This past weekend (8-11 Nov) I went to Portland on my own. The primary reason was to meet up with Anne, a friend from Florida, at Orycon. Anne has family in Portland so makes it an annual visit timed to … Continue reading

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100 years later

Posting late after a drive home from Portland.  I would have liked to have memorialized this 100th anniversary of the WWI Armistice at the large event at MOHAI today.  However, a young woman at Orycon gathered a few together for … Continue reading

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Welcoming Winter at Anderson School

We attended a talk about “Winter Welcome”. On Monday Himself and I went to McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell. Himself has been a master brewer in the past and taught brewing in the SCA. He used to buy a case … Continue reading

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Happy FP Day 2018

Happy Fountain Pen Day!              I’m recognizing FP day by testing a new ink in my Lamy Fountain Pen.  It’s De Atramentis Document Urban Grey.   I’ve waited months for this to be available in the … Continue reading

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Finished! 2018 Inktober

Week 5 final days 29-31 October I got all the way through Inktober and did an ink sketch every day.  As I’ve written previously, I used a toned sketch book for the first time.  I consider that trial a success … Continue reading

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Portland weekend

As I’ve written, we were in Portland this past weekend.  Himself attended BSides, an IT security conference.  I was out and about with our friend, Wanda. On Friday morning we lucked out that it mostly wasn’t raining.  So I got … Continue reading

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Inktober 2018 Week 4

Week 4    23-28 October I’m behind in posting only because we were in Portland, OR over the weekend and I have almost 400 photos to edit plus several sketches to scan and edit.  I am a day ahead with … Continue reading

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Jasper Cosplay

I’m behind in posting only because we were in Portland, OR over the weekend.  We left the morning after last Wednesday’s Cosplay Drink and Draw (24 October). Heather was again our model, this time portraying Jasper from Steven Universe.  No, … Continue reading

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Inktober 2018 Week 3

Inktober Week 3:   15-21 October Day 15 (Monday) Just a bit of Halloween candy sketched at Mixed Media play day at Daniel Smith Seattle store. Day 16 (Tuesday) This was the view from the deck of Rock the Dock … Continue reading

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Not Diwali

Urban Sketchers Seattle rearranged our usual schedule to attend and sketch the Diwali Festival at Seattle Center Armory.  Except I didn’t sketch the festival…more on that below. As I often do, I traveled by light rail into Seattle. While parking … Continue reading

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