Category Archives: urban sketchers

Rona2: Day in a Pandemic Life

We are working, still, harder than ever it seems. As we have no employees and the people we work with all have their own studios, it is an easy thing to do except that now we spend much more time … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 3

Continuing Covid-19 journal… Finishing this journal… moving on. When I decided to do these folding journals for Covid-19 reflections, I wanted the virus writing and sketching to be separate from our lives. HA! I thought this was going to be … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 2

Continuing Covid-19 journal… It feels good to write a word for how I am feeling at a given time; feelings roller-coaster through the day like Portland weather. I  am selective about the news I read. I don’t want to hear … Continue reading

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Studio Urban Sketching

Urban Sketchers has never allowed people who were stuck at home for either surgery or recouping or just unable to get out due to their medical issues to sketch their environment.  After being laid up literally on my back for … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Journal, 1

Made a little folding journal… Not a celebration… Not high art… Just me trying to get through my days… I’ll publish from time to time… Starting on the New Moon.   To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or … Continue reading

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Inky Thots: Birmingham Green Weenie

I was lucky enough to get a couple more Slag Greys before Nick and Josh announced their new line — and picked up some Bob Prince Green Weenie.  If you are inclined, they have a few more bottles of older … Continue reading

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USK: Sky at New Seasons Cedar Hills

Mitchell went to the dentist and I sat and had coffee at New Seasons before shopping.  The sky was talking to me: the calm before the downpour! I am sad about Birmingham not making Tarnished Nickel ink any more and … Continue reading

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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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USK: The Old Police Stable

I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading

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Finished a Journal!

Finished my Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook just before the election. I’ve been slow to post.  Sorry there were pages I had to leave out; family members still alive.  Who knows if they dip into my blog? I am doing so much … Continue reading

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USk: Water Towers

I’ve been getting my pens in shape for Inktober. I had received a Goulet nib in the mail and was out sketching the water tower in NE Portland… The dang Conklin nib is sooooo awful, I switched it between sketches. … Continue reading

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USk: Pelikan Hub 2018

The 2018 Pelikan Hub happened Friday night.  My first time, and wow I will never miss another.  It happened at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.  Oddly, my sketch while waiting for it to start (after dinner) is in Robert Oster’s … Continue reading

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