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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.

Not Cosplay

Last night we didn’t really have a cosplayer, we had an actual medical student posing in her professional clothes/uniform and with her equipment.  And she has been a participant in our drawing group, when she had time!  So she’s both … Continue reading

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First Day of Spring!

It could not have been a more perfect day for sketching on the First Day of Spring. Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered near the Union building on the campus of the University of Puget Sound and we all sketched outside. It … Continue reading

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SeaTac Botanical Garden

Today was very spring-like. I was outside in the afternoon with just a light fleece jacket and there was some sunshine. It was the perfect day to explore a park new to me: The SeaTac Botanical Garden. This small treasure … Continue reading

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Kent Seniors

Once again I joined an informal, local sketching group in Renton as we went a bit further south to the Kent Senior Center.  It’s a very nice place with lots of windows and art. After my primary sketch of the … Continue reading

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Lucky’s

Yesterday I had an errand in Tacoma. After that was accomplished I searched out a place I wanted to sketch. I’d seen a segment about the location on a local TV show. Lucky’s Drive-In has a 1955 Metro bus as … Continue reading

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Journal part 2

This is a four part workshop: “Journals and Journal Pages – Mixed Media – Drawing on Inspiration” with Janice Berkebile of Daniel Smith Seattle Store.  It’s still possible to join for the last two sessions! After making our journals during … Continue reading

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Final Move

There’s been too much of good things and I’m behind in posting. On Monday, I spent the entire day in a workshop (more on that in another post). A couple days before, the Museum of Flight posted on social media … Continue reading

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Union Station

Urban Sketchers Seattle met at Union Station. At one time, this was a train station but now it is the headquarters for Sound Transit. Union Station was constructed between 1910 and 1911 to serve the Union Pacific Railroad and the … Continue reading

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Andrey

Drink and Draw last night was fun.  Andrey brought his guitar but it was more than a prop.  During the long poses he also played for us. Three of my favorite pages: 3 minutes.  And in the one at the … Continue reading

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Vending

First, a sketch I did mostly from a photo last weekend.  I stopped by Elysian Brewing Taproom in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle to reconfirm our sketch outing there in a couple weeks.  I noticed this cute little beer truck. … Continue reading

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