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For Thursday Doors, I am looking at the Washington State Capitol Justice Building interior is more pink-mauve than the Legislative building (see the top shell scroll), and perhaps it is because it was painted at a later date. This detracts … Continue reading
Because we are in the middle of expanding our business studio space (and yes, I get a bit bigger art space to boot) I am pulling up old images with a new twist for Thursday Doors, (Check out Norm’s amazing … Continue reading
I didn’t fill our Staycation sketchbook, so am continuing it with sketches on our days off. Jai is doing better with his IBS (carrageenan in wet cat food), but there are changes that will be with him as long as … Continue reading
My beloved Jai has been ill. Terrible diarrhea and finally diagnosed with IBS — irritable bowel syndrome. This is a TERRIBLE ordeal for the little guy — Montezuma’s revenge 8-12 times a day, always hungry (it masks as hunger), losing … Continue reading
Kamala is her daddy’s girl. She’d like to see me gone, and makes that known. She also has a huge fascination with my sketch bag, and sticks her head in it whenever she can. I’m not happy with the overall … Continue reading
Mitchell brought me a leaf that caught his eye. It was wet and bright, and I took a picture to paint it later. Then I liked the look as it aged a bit and had a grey dappled cast. I … Continue reading
What happened in Beirut and Paris is horrifying, and then, how the USA politicians ran with it even before bodies had been counted was disgusting. These words by Warsan Shire moved me, and I hope she is fine with me … Continue reading
A lot of my journal about our time off are simple pages that form a background for my journaling; many are private, but some are like this, simple sweet memories of us watching the crows fly home at night. Inked … Continue reading
Is there anything cooler than an old truck? It brings back memories of my baby brother’s blue truck, of my grandparents ranch and their Grange friends, of riding in the back of my middle brother’s truck with my arms around … Continue reading
The best coffee is made in our presspot, by Mitchell. Organic French or Italian roast, he grinds it Turkish, so fine it is like espresso. Thin sliced organic ginger (way more than you’d think) and dark brown organic sugar added … Continue reading
Writing, writing, writing. . . Make the book exciting, Raw-hide! Mitchell likes to make up new words to old songs! Our quest to try new places took us to the Industrial Cafe for breakfast. It was good, but not great. … Continue reading
I love sketching in journals because I love making our memories come to life. Mitchell and I are staying in Portland for our vacation; I am told the hip thing to call it is a “staycation.” Mostly we are working … Continue reading
I braved another day of sketching with the intention to sketch people in a crowded place. There were few people in today — what? — Saturday in Portland? This post is a big deal for me because I am posting … Continue reading
Above, Mitchell thinking about the various things he has to do to this family heirloom in order to resurrect it from the broken state. The Chippendale sofa’s arm was broken and sagging, leg broken, parts of the frame broken, and … Continue reading
I’ve had this finished a long time and almost didn’t post it. There really is a Mattress Ranch on the way to Olympia Washington. It was the source of much amusement as we drove up in the morning to work … Continue reading
You may remember these sketches; they started me thinking about how many beautiful objects we see daily. I decided to dedicate one of my new Stillman & Birn sketchbooks to our business. My first two watercolor sketches were in the … Continue reading
My commitment to documenting the upholstery studio is ongoing; a challenge prompted this watercolor sketch. I said no more challenges but this list is too much fun. I chose Mitchell’s webbing stretchers because they happened to be setting on his … Continue reading