Category Archives: Journal

Pelicans

I spent half the day in a group workshop. Frances had the idea to study art books and techniques and invited a few friends to join her. Today was our first meeting, at which we reviewed the content of Steven … Continue reading

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2019 notebooks and sketchbooks

As the year draws to a close, I’ve gathered the various books I’ve filled in 2019. Based on the properties of the folders into which I’ve saved the scans, I’ve done about 208 Urban Sketches and 159 others, of various … Continue reading

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Gabi’s show

Gabi Campanario has a show in a small gallery in Bothell, WA.  He is the Seattle times editorial artist who also has a column in the paper known as “The Seattle Sketcher”.  He is probably more famous as the founder … Continue reading

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Weekend in Portland

Right after getting home from 3 weeks in Yorkshire , we packed again to travel to Portland. We arrived home on Tuesday and left Thursday noon-ish for Portland. Himself was to attend BSides, another computer conference. I planned to sketch … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – week three

York Wednesday, 16 October.  This was Museum Day.  We went to two plus a walk around inside the city wall. In the Yorkshire Museum I was only interested in the medieval section and there wasn’t very much of that. We … Continue reading

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Between the rain drops

A group of intrepid sketchers from Urban Sketchers Tacoma braved some occasional but brief showers to sketch around the Soos Creek Botanical Garden yesterday. Carolyn had her own solution to rain protection! During a rain shower, I sheltered under an … 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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Post Box

Sara, the Snail Mail Superstar and owner of Constellation and Co. shop, gave me this idea. She sketched the mailboxes of other countries and turned them into postcards. I have some. This is an unusually ornate post box in Bernkastel-Kues, … 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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