Category Archives: urban sketchers

USK: Dentist

I hate dentists *sorry if you are one, not personal* He is not frightened of them; I am phobic. *i think that makes me smarter than the average bear* I went with Mitchell to an emergency dental appointment because we … Continue reading

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USk: Quimby UHaul

Every time I am sitting under the 405 freeway waiting to pick up Mitchell at UHaul, I think about trying to sketch the freeway overhead.  ARGH!  Not easy… So my first page was the drawing above… I usually sit facing … Continue reading

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USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park

Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now. Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids. They are so delicate… This year the rains came later and that is good… blossoms stayed put for days! I had … Continue reading

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Carousel Horses Arrived!

I sketched these in October and kept thinking I would use watercolor on the first images of the carousel horses. Now I am letting them be what they are, the beginning of the coloring book. To hear about classes, follow … Continue reading

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USK, Kaiser

Following on my last Robert Oster ink post, I took RO Purple Jazz ink out sketching while trying to stay sane. Last year was hard and this was part of it. Mitchell had a problem in his throat and after … Continue reading

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Hem 23

After acupuncture, we walked to Hem 23 for a great Vietnamese meal. We ordered way to much food for the table — I had no idea! To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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USK: My Birthday Pen Changed…

I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading

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