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Sketching the Fort again

This time I’m there as an Urban Sketcher, not as a volunteer interpreter! Roy, Carolyn and Feather carpooled with me to Fort Nisqually. While we were still on the freeway, Carolyn asked, “are we headed to those clouds?”.  As we … Continue reading

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Sheep to Shawl

Yesterday was Crafts of the Past: Sheep to Shawl at Fort Nisqually. I skipped the group lunch after the Urban Sketchers Tacoma outing to go straight on to the Fort. Arrived in time to see one of the rams being … Continue reading

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Chicken Fort

Today was another nice day at Fort Nisqually.  I did some sewing and then dressed for interpretation. Mike and Chris were working on the logs for the new chicken coop.  This is going to be a fort of a coop.  … Continue reading

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Pen Wipe

It has been since mid-August 2015 since I last interpreted at Fort Nisqually!  Hard to believe it’s been that long but they were closed for construction work the early part of the year and then I took a leave of … Continue reading

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USK to Fort Nisqually

Though a bit chilly, Urban Sketchers Tacoma enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day at Fort Nisqually.  They were very gracious and let us in early. I’m also a volunteer there, so I’ve sketched scenes around the Fort a lot.  This was … Continue reading

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Crafts of the Past

Each weekend from June through September, Fort Nisqually offers Crafts of the Past.  A different artist is “in-residence” at the Fort with displays and demonstrations of their work. Most will also offer visitors the opportunity to try their hand at … Continue reading

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View from the bench

I sketched this while interpreting at Fort Nisqually yesterday.  I sat on a bench in the shade in front of the “Large Store” building.  The white house in the background is the Factor’s House, where the manager of the installation … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking?

Yesterday was one of Fort Nisqually’s now annual events.  “What’s Cooking” is a period cooking contest.  Prizes are awarded for the greatest effort toward historical authenticity, most creative story, and the best use of the Fort’s garden produce. Grand prizes … Continue reading

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Fort kit finished

My watercolor box for interpreting at Fort Nisqually is done.  For now. I ordered a number of new items.   I obtained the box from Dick Blick.   The 5 well hand glazed porcelain palette mixing tray also came from DB. … Continue reading

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Thinking about inkwells

No sketching at Fort Nisqually today.  I sewed and mended during my entire shift.  However, I did advance my knowledge as an interpreter of sketching.  D, one of the staff interpreters, brought in his writing kits to show me.  He … Continue reading

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