Category Archives: Journal

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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In the countryside

This morning I went on a sketching scavenger hunt. A friend had posted a photo of a nice old barn with Mt. Rainier in the background. She told me about where she thought it was and I went looking for … Continue reading

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It’s analog

Yesterday was my second meeting with this delightful group of letter writers. While at the first, I met Michele, who lives near me. So we arranged to car pool to this one. It was a good thing as the place … Continue reading

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Journaling Workshop

Nearly a year ago I registered and paid for this Illustrated Journaling workshop with Brenda Swenson. I like and admire her work so very much, especially her journal pages. She finally arrived at the mothership this week! That means the … Continue reading

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Warm & Dry @ Watson’s

Urban Sketchers Tacoma sheltered from the pouring rain inside Watson’s Greenhouse.  There were enough pumpkins to satisfy my seasonal need to sketch pumpkin patches and I was happy to be able to stay dry doing so. Upon entering, I immediately … Continue reading

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Making sketch books

Today was finally the day for the rescheduled book making workshop. Frances hosted us in her studio. I first demonstrated making the book. Then I walked the group through each step together. That barely took an hour! So there was … Continue reading

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It smells like York

My two large Yorkshire Rose (rosa alba semi-plena) bushes are blooming.  These are old roses that only bloom once but while they do, the scent is gorgeous!  Made a journal page today.  Cut off 2 blooms to put in a … Continue reading

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On your side

Heard interviews with Viet Nam pilots who were POW’s at the “Hanoi Hilton” prison camp.  This is what one of them said. Tried a new ink for the drawing.  It is Graf von Faber-Castell Stone Grey.  It’s a little lighter … Continue reading

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Despite the perfect weather for outdoor sketching, I spent most of it indoors at the “Letter Me This” workshop by Janice Berkebile at Daniel Smith. First, I was quite early in an attempt to get parking at the store, which … Continue reading

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