30 Posies: Sunflowers with Barn


While I have been participating in Direct Watercolor, secretly…

I have been drawing sunflowers…
I have been inking sunflowers…

This one and more… I love them, my very favorite flower!

Of course, they are not just inked, but watercolors
in the amazing sunny cheerful colors that they are!


I imagine an Oregon field…

And BTW, have a safe and happy 4th!

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30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 4, The End

The month of June is when many watercolorists around the world participate in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge, created by Marc Homes and Uma Kelker.
Rules are simple:  Each day post one watercolor, but no sketching, no inking, no pencil, just straight watercolor.

I am painting a lot from images late at night.

To see 30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 1, click on the link.
To see 30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 2, click on the link.
To see 30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 3, click on the link.

The home stretch.

What does that mean?  I am looking at what I don’t do well.  This is, for me, an exercise in learning and pushing myself to do that which I don’t normally do, from no lines to even some subject matter.  And to see what I can work on to be a bit better at this whole process.  Please, if you hear me criticize, don’t try to save me from myself.  I am not someone who is down on my talent but am looking at what I need to work on.  That said, there are a couple of total washouts… okay, maybe not total.

Day 22: Tried my hand at some posies… fast, not exact!


Day 23: And another night of posies, adding white gouache.


Day 24: From an image from our local Rose Festival taken from the bridge.  I am happy with this one and this is the one where I felt I was getting the hang of it.
Seriously, all these and I am just now feeling like I am getting the hang of it.


Day 25: He was looking at us from his perch on the cat tree and I snapped a pic to work from… White fur is not just white paper, but has shadows which make it not quite white.
I am really happy with this one, which is direct right until the last white whisker lines (white pen).  I just didn’t have a thin enough brush.  Process buildup below.


Day 26: Switching gears, I decided to use the last days working on details, thing I wanted to do better.  The cactus flower allowed me to work on layering watercolors, not very successfully I might add, but I am a work in progress.

Day 27: Could I hate a painting more?  Maybe.  I pushed to do this fast, not that it worked out that way.  I hate the fir trees, they are heavy and glompy and overworked (you can expand the details to see exactly how bad the trees are!)  Can’t do anything once it is overworked unless you can remove it and that was not an option on this paper.  From there the rest was hard to finish, but I did.  So what I liked better, if I crop it?  I am okay with the depiction of lavender.

Day 28: Coming back to work the details of this lavender bush, I played with the way I might do that in future, and faster, sadly, no luck!  Added the white dots which helped it pop!  I still feel like the images are stiff and stilted.

Day 29:  A highly detailed medallion from the Jantzen Beach Carousel.  A great challenge for my last direct watercolor.  May be years before I commit to it again, or maybe next year, but the learning curve is excellent.


Day 30: On the same page as the bush detail, I tried a single lavender flower, and I quite like that.  Full page layout below.  I am going ot keep up the DW doing details now… Hoping the exploration makes me better at details, having a few ways to approach details and especially people.


The End… For now.
There should be fireworks!

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Grey Sweater


Ink-painting a current project, enlivening my old grey cotton cardigan with some bright floral  embroidery.

I started by mending a rip and then got carried away!  The embroidery goes all around the neck of the sweater, small flowers.

I LOVE grey inks!!

Image created using Robert Oster inks.
The grey is a favorite, Australian Opal Grey Signature Ink, which lives in my Oyster Chesapeake pen, right.

I’m not happy with the embroidered areas of the image above.  The button is watercolor; how do I paint a shiny shell button in inks?

I purchase special packs of special offerings through Robert Oster’s website, and buy single bottles of his inks from Jetpens or PenChalet.

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30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 3

The month of June is when many watercolorists around the world participate in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge, created by Marc Homes and Uma Kelker.
Rules are simple:  Each day post one watercolor, but no sketching, no inking, no pencil, just straight watercolor.  Yes, I am painting a lot from images.

To see 30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 1, click on the link.
To see 30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 2, click on the link.

As I am at the halfway point, I can share a few insights now:

1. I need to do juicier washes of a greater size… I make juicy washes, but I make them so dang small. I asked myself why, and I think it s from a childhood poverty consciousness…   I grew up with little extra money around the house, even though I grew up in a lovely place. I adored my mother, so I would not tell her what I wanted.  When I think about making a wash, I think some part of me gets stingy with how much I make, with the idea that I don’t want paint to go to waste (as if it would), so I do a juicy wash but always too small, and so come up short!

2. I know I love lines, but there is also a component of planning a painting that does not happen in the direct watercolor challenge.  Normally there is a sketch that I am working with… an example being the horse images below (not direct watercolor but mixed media).  I painted this basic image on canvas, on paper, in mixed media… until I exhausted my interest in it. I sketched it many times with different ideas.


Day 15: Mitchell taking down a field for fire purposes. Very fast.


Day 16: Now I am feeling a little stressed, as I have little time.  I may just do very fast flowers… Late at night!  There is always a good deal of practice in any of these even unsuccessful sketches…  In these pansies I went back in and this is always a disaster with watercolor but dang I keep trying.


Day 17: Mitchell loves this Indian Paintbrushes but me, meh…  I really pushed to get this one done in 15 minutes WITH drying time.  This is a favorite California wildflower of mine.

Day 18: Bleeding hearts remind me of my grandmother. I am not happy with this attempt, pushing to do this very fast and experimented wet on wet and frankly the paper dried too fast.

BUT, the challenge reminds me that we don’t always share our “failures” though we learn from them. In this case, I will try another wet-on-wet soon and see just how sopping wet I can get the watercolor sketchbook paper. Or perhaps I need to step outside the sketchbook for a heavier paper for wet-on-wet.


Day 19: From an image I’ve had forever… I don’t even know where it came from.


Day 20: Rainy moody skies looking at the West hills from our studio.  Not night, but so dark the lights came on.  This is what Direct watercolor should be, fast and wet and in the moment.  Thought the colors might be interesting to you all.  Happy with this one!

By the way, same colors as the next one with the addition of bright yellow and orange.


Day 21: Another view out the window on a cloudy sunset, next day, above.  Not happy with the buildings which were an afterthought… Below, in process, details.

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USk: BOOM!


We weren’t at work long when we heard and felt a boom or crack, that is as close to the experience I imagine a bomb going off feels like.  It nearly knocked me off my feet.

The cats shot out of the upholstery room, knocking things off as they bolted into the room we often put them in when we have clients in the studio.  This was good, because it saved us having to find them.  Izzie tends to go in exactly the opposite direction of where she should go in any given moment.

We lost power.  By that time we assumed the transformer blew that sits a couple of blocks away.

Mitchell walked outside to find out what was happening by talking to our neighbors.


To calm the cats I went into the room they were hiding in and began to do this continuous line drawing while talking to them, which began as a drawing of the window and bookcases.  The grey tabbies, Izzie and Gibbs, came out and sat on the cat tree, and soon Savitri and Yaman came out too and sat next to them, everyone looking out the window.

I kept adding to the drawing which was a doodle that went into this sketch,
Soon we all were looking out the window together.  Gibbs tail is the tick-tock tail.

I sketched and sketched, waiting for the power to come back on.  I needed power to work, but could sketch under the window, as I always have sketching materials nearby.

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VSW: Porto Gate


Detail of a gate in Porto Portugal, which was so so charming I hung onto it until I could sketch it.

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Tools: Sparkling Paints

I bought these handmade paints by KJ Design by Karen from Etsy.
This is not a glowing review of the seller, tho’ the paints are okay.
Unboxing, the paints were not wrapped individually;
bits of colors had transferred onto other colors (see image above).

They were sticking to a topper, so likely they were not cured when sent.  I’ve never had small maker paints be sent sticky, even MGraham, another small house here in Portland and they also makes theirs with honey. She says they may not fully harden but I’ve not had issues with MG being sticky. A lot of the paint stuck to the topper. I could not really grab it off the topper.

Magnets were pre-installed, which is nice.
I never buy half-pans, but they were out of full pans.
Again, okay with me now, as I was saved $$$ in the long run.

Full disclosure to give context, I have bought several other hand-made paints:
Greenleaf & Blueberry, JazperStardust, PfeifferArt, and MatteoGrilliArt paints,
so I am not new to trying small brand paints.

My second beef is the paint colors in this batch were not what was shown.
The purple I received is a dark red purple, see below center right) whereas the color in the images for her selling is blue-purple, like a darker version of the lilac.
The two reds I received (Red and Peach-Red) are nearly identical in color, whereas the sale image shows a distinction of a pale red and a very nice coral color.
That was disappointing, as I had looked a long time to find the colors I liked.

Many of the paints were disappointing, though I tried to give them a juicy wash.
Aztec, Bronze-Gold (which is green), Sea and Blue continued to be streaky.
Golden Orange, Red, Lilac, Jade Green, and Cool (blue) are the better quality paint colors.


After wetting, I created these two pages to see the paints,
and this ALONE dropped the paint levels quickly with those small uses.
I have a good amount of Greenleaf & Blueberry paints left after four years of use.
Ditto Jazper, though I bought a half-pan of his colors.
The paints themselves seemed to disappear just in the testing — meaning that they were being used up very quickly.  Not being a paint-maker, I can’t tell you why.  The paints from others I’ve used a lot and they are not disappearing fast.  I don’t know what to make of that…

BTW, Shimmering paints don’t shine to their fullest in a sketchbook like the Nostalgie, above.  This is why I try them out on black, below.

So, bottom line, what do I think?

I will use them up (rather quickly) as touches of brilliance in a painting on the carousel horses, for instance, rather than a wall of gold.  For a wall of gold, I will move to Schminke (left) and leave behind the hand-made brands.  I don’t know if you can see the depth in Schminke vs KJ’s, but it is striking.  Solid pigmentation.

I wouldn’t buy from her again.  Why?
Because when I told her all this — especially the parts about the wrong colors from her images — she said she was basically sorry I was unhappy.
YOU know that kind of apology, a non-apology apology…
As in, I am sorry you are irritating me, and this not my problem.
Oh well, ho-hum, move on.

She offered a full refund AFTER messages back and forth,
IF I would send them back in good condition…
BUT SHE KNEW I HAD USED THEM.  Not possible.
She did not offer any possible solution — replacements for two paints,
a discount coupon on further paint, etc.
So, I’d not buy from her again even if the paints were worth the trouble..

Also, her public comment was that she offered me a full refund and I declined.
Further, when I told Etsy the actual story they would not remove that one comment,
making it seem like she was so reasonable and she was NOT.

Ganesha and Matteo Grilli’s Paints

Gratitude Journal: Greenleaf and Blueberry Handmade Paints

Hahnemühle Post Cards, 16, Jazper Stardust Hearts

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30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 2

June is when many watercolorists participate in the “30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge”, created by Marc Homes and Uma Kelker.  Rules are simple:  Each day post one watercolor, but no sketching, no inking, no pencil, just straight watercolor. I’m giving it a try this year… I usually sketch late at night because I work full time in our business.

To see 30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 1, click on the link.

As I continue on with this I am beginning to choose my images for
what I can learn, or in some cases, sentimental reasons too.

Day 8, my wonderful scarab, BOTH sides!
Most of the time the back side is ignored!
Layering watercolor over another watercolor without moving what is below was key.

Day 9, a simple study in Paynes Grey watercolor of the
Main Beach Lifeguard station in Laguna Beach.
This was great to practice layering watercolor one over another,
which has plagued me sometimes.

Day 10: Creating this look back at the place I grew up hurt my heart.  This is a direct watercolor of home as it looked when I grew up there decades ago, South Laguna across from the hospital, above T Bay and Thousand Steps. This has changed, been completely obliterated by 6000-10000 sf McMansions on small lots where there were once quaint livable cottages (2000-3200sf) for normal people.

Laguna, no matter what people may
think, was once a place where lower middle and middle class people lived alongside some wealthy people,
with little separation by class.
We were beach kids; a bikini and
flip flops were all you needed. There was land, green hills, and many many smaller “cottages” (such as the one my mom and I lived in) that were affordable all over Laguna.

I will never go back home, as the last time I went it broke my heart and that was a decade ago – it just keeps getting worse.

“Paved Paradise, put up a parking lot”… The last image right is the photo of what the cliffs look like currently. Seriously breaks my heart.  Details below of the long image, which is BIG.


Day 11: No time, so with only 15 minutes (with  drying time) I sketched the view out our window where we work on our computers in the studio.


Day 12: Watching the hearings.  Hate this one, Liz Cheney.  10 minutes.

Day 13: View of palms taken by a friend in San Clement at sunset.
Creating the graduated wash of the sky was the challenge for me, and I love palms and keep exploring them… FASTER!  45 minutes including drying time.

Day 14: Hollyhocks at Randy’s house in Laguna, about a half hour NIC drying time.

I am not sure I can continue as
I am back to work tomorrow…
We’ll see.  Hard to work long hours and paint!

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Tools: Gouache

I’ve not given gouache a real chance to woo me, so I decided to play with some very old gouache before I purchased better quality tubes.  When I moved into watercolors, I enjoyed them for their transparent washes, so gouache, which is thick and heavy (to me) was not interesting.

A gouache is an opaque “watercolor”, meaning it is water soluble, but the difference is that when watercolor is applied, the paper and any sketching underneath will show through, whereas when a layer of gouache is applied, it is likely to cover paper and light sketch lines.

My old pans smelled funny.


Okay, simple test and getting to know you, above… not too happy.


Another test, trying hard to wrap my mind around the opaque nature.
Had a little more success, partially because I let the pans get very wet
before playing in them.  Still not happy though.

Ben Carlin’s Amphibious “Boat” was half land vehicle, half boat, aptly called the “Half Safe”.  I was attracted by the bright yellow color, and the story was thrilling!
This was part of a Virtual Sketchwalk in our FB group around Perth, AU.

I used gouache, for most parts of the boat itself.  I had more success.
I’m not sure yet… but intrigued!
LOOK at that intense yellow!  Wow!  You can’t easily get that from a watercolor.
My plan after these tests is to purchase a couple of quality brand colors.

Recommendations from gouache lovers are welcome!

Process images, above.

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Keeping an Art Journal

I’ve kept a journal with sketches since college…
I started using lined journals I bought in Chinatown in San Francisco, above, for architectural notes, and every page has drawings made during lectures or tours or just thought about what I was designing.

I found  Okina/Cadic journals in San Francisco, in my early twenties.  I segregated my journals into sketching (the grey blank paged Okinas) and writing in the red lined Okinas, both shown left.

What began to bother me was a lack of continuity in my journals.  Initially I wrote more than I sketched.  I’d use two lined books to one drawing journal.

They were not a cohesive written/visual diary of my thought processes.
I wanted my creative life chronologically documented to show the influences of what I was thinking, so separating writing from art in two or more journals didn’t work.
It began to seem ridiculous to divide up my whole life in that odd way when my life was one big meatball of activities.

 My artwork for many years was on big canvases, above.
Of course I still journaled in my lined diary.

When I moved away from painting big because of the lack of space in my new digs a decade ago, I bought my first watercolor-friendly-paper sketchbook.
And I fell in love with sketchbooks.  In Love.
I mooshed writing and making marks together and this made me happy!
Now I love my sketchbooks and they embody my creative practice, an outward manifestation of my creative self.

I found sketchbooks much freer as a creative than painting BIG on canvas.

My go-to sketchbooks now are the Hahnemühle A5 Landscape Nostalgie Sketchbook for everyday, as in everything-and-the-kitchen-sink sketching/writing.  A Hahnemühle A4 Watercolour Journal is my go-to when I land on an image I want to create in a larger size.

I was writing this post about my sketching practices and I received an email from Danny Gregory asking, How do I keep what I put in my sketchbooks fresh and authentic?

Okay…. I remind myself daily:

  1. This is my private creative space: I don’t have to show it to ANYBODY.
  2. This is my playground, and anything goes.
  3. It isn’t my happy place, it is like my mind, and so it is going to reflect what is going on, happy-sad-frightened-celebratory.
  4. If I don’t like something I created, I can turn the page.
  5. I always have blank books to look forward to!
  6. That they are not precious until I fill them up!

Because I spent much of my life teaching design and creativity at UCLA, and the process of being creative is my fascination, I tend to show it all. I show what I consider my “bad” sketches alongside the images I love in my postings on Instagram and FaceBook.  And I have learned things, and the biggest is that my judgements are not what others see.
My “worst” babies sometimes bring the most interest, so all are valued.

I struggle with depression, for good reasons…
If you need to know what depresses me listen to the news on any given day, for your daily dose of the end of the world, wars, famine, meanness and suffering.
My Buddhist practice helps, but my sketching practice helps MORE!
I believe it will save many of us from spiraling into depression.
Sketching daily is also a way to go deeper in my spiritual practice.


I admit, however, that I
have several journals other
than my daily sketchbook.
I have a beautiful but impractical
Khadi journal which has become
a recipe book, sample image right.
Impractical because it has
thick rough paper, almost too absorbent, and I would not buy another but it has made a beautiful experiment for my recipe journal.

  I jot down recipes in my Nostalgie Sketchbook as I’m cooking… messy messy… later, after the recipe is eaten and loved, I transfer them into the lovely recipe book.

I have one project to which I’ve dedicated an Hahnemühle A4 Watercolour Journal
And as it unfolds I will share that journal with you.

Most often I keep one side of a spread for writing, and the other for sketching, shown above.  I write down quotes and my own notes at the back of the journal too: silly, daft or precious things I want to remember, shown left.

I used to have piles of Post-its that got  lost… But now these notes I write, left, willy-nilly… I have no idea what else to do with them, and sometimes I write for several pages.  Every so often one becomes an idea worth pursuing.

If I have nothing to write, I rarely sketch on both sides of a page anymore, in case I someday want to cut a sketch out of my journal.  (Horrors, not done that yet, and this practice has come about because of Mitchell saying this to me!)
I simply continue to sketch and later may come back and write this or that on the facing blank page… mostly I am writing notes about color or impressions.


The decision of how to organize a page is not an issue for me.
Above are two full spreads on Vietnamese imagery;
below are separate pages done at different times for two locations…
both with multiple images on an A4 page.
Maybe the architect in me finds organizing a page second nature.
I often use a thirds rule or divide into quarters as I organize my landscape pages.

In the very back of my journals I use a couple pages for testing paints, inks, or notes.  On the endpaper, or inside of the back hardcover, I usually place a clear plastic sleeve or use a sentimental envelope from Mitchell to pop items into for safekeeping.

Below, I have some older posts about written journaling:

Daily Journal, 1

Daily Journal, 2

Daily Journal, 3

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30X30 Direct Watercolor, Week 1

The month of June is when many watercolorists around the world particpate in the 30×30 Direct Watercolor Challenge, created by Marc Homes and Uma Kelker.
Rules are simple:
Each day post one watercolor, but no sketching, no inking, no pencil, just straight watercolor.

I rarely have time to do it but am giving it a try this year.

Day 1, fast watercolor of my favorite cup.

Day 2, shells.

Day 3, a view of my hometown based on an image from Randy Boyd, high school friend.

Day 4, from an image from @Nullsie (Sharon Nullmeyer, artist on IG)
of a Carlsbad beach scene that warmed my beach gurl heart.

Day 5, an image from our Virtual Sketchwalk group of Shaghai,
from a photo taken by Aniko Szedlak.


Day 6, very fast ice cream cone… How to make that interesting?
I painted this from memory from the day before when I ate it,
thinking about childhood summer days…
and BAM, Mitchell had a bursa issue and that feeling was replaced with
24 hours of being turned down by our medical providers with a
you-get-to-wait-in-outrageous-pain-fora week (which had me crazy for him)
until a GREAT ADVICE NURSE happened to actually READ my note about him
and got us in to the actual doc who can give him a shot of cortisone Wednesday morning.
Yes, I wrote a good thank you note on her behalf.

Day 7, another image from our Virtual Sketchwalk group of Shaghai,
from a photo taken by Aniko Szedlak,with a couple of process images.
It is hard to do process images when you are moving fast in wet paint.

First week finished!
Can I keep it up while gong back to work?
Unfortunately, I am not paid to paint!

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Patrick’s Cane


Today is the 10th anniversary of his death.

I am winding through memories of my family these days.  I miss my brother Patick.  He was the best brother.  I had all his important belongings, though I gave some to his kids.  I was closer to him than his kids were.  I kept his ironwood cane with the hammered silver tip, and some of his writing and music.

Right, a pic of Patrick and my brother, Michael, walking on the Santa Barbara pier, one of the last times they were all alive and together with our oldest brother, Stephen.

“Iconic Patrick objects: sheet music, clarinet (when younger),
upright piano graduating to a baby grand, plaid wool hat, and
his ironwood silver tipped cane after he hurt his leg.
He looked roguish, especially with his devilish dimpled grin…
A ladies man even with a limp!
And… can’t forget the can of Coors beer.
Sadly in the end, a case a day.
I miss him most of any family member or friend. 
He was the brother I had the most fun with, my pal.
He always had time for me, especially when my heart was breaking.
I wish Mitchell could have really gotten to know him.  I miss him.”

Above, all my brothers in a picture at the earliest age that I can remember, as I was born when this was taken… Still, I wasn’t at this shindig, too young.

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1950 Ford F-1

Love me an old truck!

Platinum carbon ink with diluted waterproof grey ink as shadows.
Watercolor to finish.

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VSW: Porto Blue Tiled Cat

How can I NOT paint a building that has a
GIANT BLUE TILED CAT
on the wall of the  alley?
Lotta lotta sketching then paint!

Middle of the night images of Porto,
from Virtual Sketchwalk on FB.

And my quickie image of a tiled wall in Porto.

 Hahnemühle Watercolour Journal,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Sennelier, Holbein and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

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A Moment of Silence

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My puter is in the puter hospital for many days
so no posts, sadly… and let’s hope not too many $$$!

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Inky Green Tara


I’ve drawn Green Tara many times.
She is based on our Ganges River clay version of Green Tara.
A challenge for me, she is very colorful and detailed, AND,
I am still pushing for a loose wash effect.
I can never seem to do this with the deities!
She got a bit dark fast with the inks, and then I tried laying in a gold pen after.
If I am going to use gold (which is traditional) then I need a finer pen.

Ah well… I keep trying!
Sending you off to look at my first watercolor Tara.

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VSW Windmill


Reference image of a windmill at the Dalles in Oregon was taken by me on one of our rambles exploring the Columbia River towns on both sides of the river.

I bought Robert Oster’sCities of America from his site as a full set (shown below minus Kansas City, above), all are now for sale individually at Pen Chalet’s page.

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VSW: Walk to New Seasons


We sometimes walk to New Seasons Market in NW Portland from our studio.
Snapped some images of our walk and sketched this layout across two pages.

Before I started the watercolors, I used a diluted grey waterproof ink to place some shadows where I might want them.

Watercolors added, showing the bright colors of the NW Portland neighborhood.
I had fun with this — I love the colors of this neighborhood and it shows!

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