Category Archives: Crafts

Masks

On Monday and Tuesday I made 12 masks to donate to a local facility.  I found both the pattern and the facility on http://www.weneedmasks.org.  These are made of 2 layers of tightly woven cotton.  They are not really effective for … Continue reading

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Isolation bears

Given the precautions recommended by CDC and local health department for my risk group in this age of SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus), I’m mostly isolated at home.  I do go out on my own to sketch, mostly from the car, given the … Continue reading

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Ink in color block

It’s my intent to go to every Mixed Media play day that Janice Berkebile offers at Daniel Smith mothership. What she does is not my usual art practice (USk, on location sketching) but it’s good to learn new things and … Continue reading

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O is for Otter

It was a fun session of Mixed Media Play Day with Janice Berkebile today at the Daniel Smith Mothership! As always, she brought “all the things”:  her many supplies which she generously allowed us to use. I tried the Faber … Continue reading

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Lots of medium

As I always do, I arrived a little early in order to browse the Daniel Smith mothership. I found that Stillman and Birn sketchbooks have been fully restocked. Almost to overflowing! Janice Berkebile continues to offer interesting demos at Daniel … Continue reading

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National Pencil Day

Today is National Pencil Day. Apparently the reason for March 30 is Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858. More interesting pencil facts. I made a … 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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Journal workshop

As usual, I arrived early and was fortunate to find an all-day parking spot at Daniel Smith mothership.  While waiting, I did a sketch of my view. After a delay due to the snow storm, today was the start of … Continue reading

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Texture with Paste

Janice Berkebile’s Mixed Media Play Days are always worth attending! There are usually two per month, on Mondays.  As always, she is generous with her materials. She made us some square cards fixed with medium brushed on over stencils. These … Continue reading

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Four more bears

As I posted 3 weeks ago, I’ve started making bears for RareBear.   In the mean time, I’ve partially completed 8 more bears and have been waiting for more RareBear parts.  They finally came yesterday.  This is custom fabric to use … Continue reading

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