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Remember the sacrifice

Since I returned to making art in 2012, it has been my tradition to sketch and meditate on the cost of our freedom and democracy at Tahoma National (VA) Cemetery on a day close to Memorial Day. I brought one … Continue reading

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Lest we forget…..

The day before Memorial Day – In remembrance of our war dead and their families…… Though I never want to deal the crowds on Memorial Day itself, for the past few years I have visited Tahoma National Cemetery in the … Continue reading

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Tahoma

It is my artistic tradition to sketch in the Tahoma VA National Cemetery (Kent, WA) on or about Veterans Day and Memorial Day as a meditation on service and sacrifice. Since the rest of the week is likely to be … Continue reading

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Garden in the sun

What a beautiful day!  Sunny and warm.  I checked that Soos Creek Botanical Garden is now open for the year again.   It’s not very far from my home and a beautiful place to sketch with several different garden environments. I … 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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Pie Lab

Yesterday morning, I stopped for a spot of breakfast, a piece of quiche,  and to do a sketch prior to going to Trader Joe’s next door.  Pie Lab is a new shop where I now always stop prior to going … Continue reading

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Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day

“On this day, we come together to commemorate and salute the service and remember the sacrifice or our men and women in uniform of every generation and honor all who served, in war and peace.” (from Department of Veterans Affairs) … Continue reading

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At TJ’s

Tuesdays are often the day I drive a few miles to the Trader Joe’s store in Kent.  Yesterday (Oct 20) was no different.  This time I did a couple small sketches in my pocket watercolor book.  On the left is … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2015

Since my return to sketching, I’ve sketched at a veteran’s memorial near each Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  It is a tribute and a meditation of the sacrifice.  Today I went to Tahoma VA National Cemetery.   Tomorrow it will be … Continue reading

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Tree & BBQ

It was reasonably nice weather yesterday.  After an appointment and some errands, I drove down to the “historic” downtown Kent (WA) yesterday afternoon.  I’d hoped to see some nice holiday decorations.  All that was there was the tree in the … Continue reading

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