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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.

Time change for closing reception

Talked with Patrick at Stonehouse Bakery today.  Time for the closing reception has changed to an hour earlier so will be from 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, September 24. Advertisements

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Ballard Locks

Though rain was finally predicted, it held off until our sketch outing was finished. A larger group than usual showed up to the Ballard Locks sketch outing today.  There were some first time sketchers and even a couple new sketchers … Continue reading

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Closing Reception

My show of prints hung at the Stonehouse Bakery will close next weekend.  Patrick, the baker and owner, is sponsoring a closing reception.  He’ll be making the delicious treats again, as he did for the opening! EDIT:  September 24  Time … Continue reading

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Park(ing) Day

Urban Sketchers Tacoma participated in the Tacoma Park(ing) Day.  It was just one of many locations participating in International Park(ing) Day. “Park(ing) Day is an international event in which artists, citizens, and businesses will temporarily transform a metered parking spot … Continue reading

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Day 3 of Abbey Sketch Trip

Right after breakfast I headed out to the viewpoint which overlooks the Fraser river. I again used Marc Taro Holms’ wet in wet “charging in” technique (see previous, Day 2, post about the sunset). Walking back from the viewpoint, I … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Abbey sketch retreat

Day 1 Monday, Sept 11, 2017; travel to the Abbey Day 2, Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017; first full day at Abbey A group of 4 sketchers made a “sketching retreat” to Westminster Abbey in Mission, BC, Canada. That’s a little … Continue reading

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Afternoon in Georgetown

After the Social Watercolor meeting at Daniel Smith, we headed to Georgetown, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle.  It’s one of my favorite places for repeated sketch outings as it has old architecture and a funky, art, vibe. We … Continue reading

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More social, less watercolor

The Urban Sketcher bus arrived for Social Watercolor at the Daniel Smith mothership today!  I brought Feather & Carolyn with me.  PeggyH, Kathleen, April and Ujjwal also came!  That makes 7.  There were also other people there, which made it … Continue reading

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Meadowbrook Pond

Today was rather dark and hazy, with smoke still in the air.  The light was quite flat but we didn’t have rain as predicted, though we felt a few drops.  The Friday group from Urban Sketchers Seattle met at Meadowbrook … Continue reading

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Waiting

Arrived at clinic early for Himself’s follow up appointment.  I had time for a couple sketches in my small book. All is well with the check up.

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