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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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Watson’s Nursery

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at Watson’s Nursery in Puyallup for the first Saturday sketch outing.  A lot of people came… I think the finally tally was about 30!  Several new people enjoyed themselves. I arrived early enough to scope the … Continue reading

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Watercolor paper

I’m still on the search for the best paper for my purposes.  For the moment, I’m using Stathmore Series 500 Mixed Media.  I get it in sheets and tear to fit my sketchbook.   However, I’m still looking. To that end, … Continue reading

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Humpty Dumpty

Ah, Trader Joe’s.  Each store has it’s own bit of whimsy.   The new(ish) store in Kent has this guy sitting near the egg display.  He’s a good 3 feet high. I tried a new paper.  It is Canson’s new Mixed … Continue reading

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