Category Archives: urban sketchers

Grrr

Not happy with this company. Fought with them over their technicians stripping all the bolts during installation, 2 years ago (how would we know until we wanted to move it?). Weeks of fighting.  They tried not to deal with it. … Continue reading

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USk: Worst Nicolai Sketch Ever

Oh gads what to do when the sketching is not happening? I try to give my babies a fair shake and finish them, but this one I finally gave up on and splashed a little color on and called it … Continue reading

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USk: NW Vaughn St

East street from NW Wilson by one block… flanked on both sides by homes similar to the ones on NW Wilson. Nice memories of buying Christmas trees for several years; no Christmas trees in June, so I took liberties with … Continue reading

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USk: NW Wilson St

In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places, and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood this must have been before the area around it become warehouses… At some … Continue reading

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Pillows

It’s been ages since I have pulled out my watercolors for anything more than a splash. You know that I don’t artists criticizing their work, but in this case, I am sharing with you a process of my own, as … Continue reading

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USk: Fire

Many weeks ago we had a big fire downtown… Sketched it from our studio window in Robert Oster Toffee Ink with a Sailor Fude pen. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved … Continue reading

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USK: Pfizer Vaccination

I am just now coming out of the week+ reaction I had to the Pfizer vaccine. Total flu-like symptoms with a kick — a muscle spasm in my groin, legs, feet and underarms which went on for five days — … Continue reading

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Rona2: Cat Play

I don’t know what we’d do without the cats… Mitchell and I each bring different things to the play. I build forts; Mitchell does Willie Mays. Crinkly paper that comes in Chewy boxes, and the Give a Crap boxes, with … Continue reading

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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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