Category Archives: Sketches

Helmet

This is a recreation of a Viking helmet from Valsgärde boat grave 5, 7th century Gustavianum, from the Uppsala University Museum I saw it in “The Vikings Begin” exhibit at the Nordic Museum, Seattle, WA in 2019. Drawn from my … Continue reading

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Coulon color

After a couple errands, I went over to check the maples at Coulon Park. They did not disappoint. I think they are at peak color now. While I could have sat among the trees and sketched a lot of maples … Continue reading

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First Pumpkin patch

It was a beautiful, sunny, autumn morning to sketch at the pumpkin patch at Mosby Farm in Auburn, WA. There’s not a lot there…no interesting old trucks or buildings. There is an oversized checkers game, a corn maze, and lots … Continue reading

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Busy day

Yesterday started early, leaving at 0630 for Tacoma. There was a fatal semi crash on one of the freeways I would normally take, so I left a bit early and went the long way round. I had a 0730 appointment … Continue reading

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Dragon

Seems like it’s my week for odd ball sculptures. After getting a flu shot, I drove up to Mercer Island to see this dragon in a children’s playground. It’s referred to as Kenton’s Dragon, created by artist Kenton Pies. The … Continue reading

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Sunflowers

Though it was cloudy this morning, I went to sketch at Soos Creek Botanical Garden. It’s one of my favorite places. I might go back tomorrow just to sketch flowers. Despite this being the first day of Autumn, there were … Continue reading

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Pumpkins

This morning I had urge to sketch some pumpkins but the patches aren’t open yet. So I went to my local McClendon’s Hardware and, wow, did they have pumpkins on display. I also met the display designer, Scott McMillin, a … Continue reading

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Blog-versary

Today is my 9th blog-versary, when I was invited to be a USk Seattle blog correspondent.  Fortunately it was perfect sketching weather so I went out looking for fall color.   Gene Coulon Park, along Lake Washington in Renton, is one … Continue reading

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Labor Day

Yesterday, I read on Renton’s Instagram that the “Interface” sculpture was again dressed…for Labor Day. So I hurried over to Gene Coulon Park. The statues are dressed as a woman pilot, a health care worker, and a grocery store employee. … Continue reading

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Connections live and in person

Since February I’ve been leading “Draw Along” sessions over Zoom for the Museum of Flight’s Connections program for students. Today was our first in-person session! We met outside in the Aviation Pavilion. Since most of the students are under 12 … Continue reading

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