Category Archives: KIt and Supplies

Removable page sketch books

So far, I’ve found 4 ways to do a removable page sketch book. But why, you ask? If the sketch book started as a spiral bound one, it’s nearly impossible to get a sharp image of the sketch on a … Continue reading

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Vendor Day 2017

Daniel Smith Vendor Day I’ve been looking forward to this for quite a while! With the new large classroom this year there were, I think, even more vendors. I think I encountered at least 10 Urban Sketchers from both Seattle … Continue reading

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Derwent waterbrush

These are my first impressions after a brief studio trial of this new set of Derwent Waterbrushes. I’ve haven’t yet used them while sketching on location. I found them to offer more control over the amount of water than my … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

This is another location that has been on my list for a while. I stopped on my way some where else early this morning, before the day got too hot. The place is delightfully shaded, too. This little outing gave … Continue reading

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End of 2016

Happy New Year!  I’m discouraged and concerned by the National and World news.  But I’m hopeful there is also good news and I hope 2017 will have a lot of that, too.  And I’m hoping for many personal good experiences … Continue reading

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Fountain Pen Day

Happy Fountain Pen day!  Today is Fountain Pen day.  And I give you another hack. Goulet Pens just started carrying this inexpensive Nemosine Singularity fountain pen with a #6 nib.   Now, I don’t really quite understand the numerical system for … Continue reading

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Sketchbook hacks

In my meaning here, a “hack” is an alteration, usually a clever one.   There are 3 hacks in this photo. First, I made the cover of this sketchbook black.  It’s a spiral bound, 9×12 Montvall Watercolor sketchbook.  The cover … Continue reading

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Disc Bound

One of the other sketchers on Sunday looked at my book and suggested I write a blog post about it. For some months now, I’ve been using this Circa Sliver Foldover Notebook as a sketchbook. It’s my preferred size at … Continue reading

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Making Palette & Journal demo

A friend from Portland is here for the weekend.  I’m taking her on all sorts of art adventures.  We sketched yesterday and will do so again tomorrow with Urban Sketchers Seattle. Today we went to a demo by Janice Berkebile … Continue reading

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Travel Sketching Essentials

Stephanie Bower is one of the Urban Sketchers I most admire.  She presented her “Travel Sketching Essentials” demo at Daniel Smith yesterday. This is the demo I wish I could have attended when I first got involved with Urban Sketchers … Continue reading

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