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The USPS moved our office which was in the Alphabet District to another location. It is not a safe location, as it is deserted and is surrounded by homeless people (not that they are all dangerous, but they attract nutcases … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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
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
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
Following on the discussion I was having about how other creatives shape our art, recently an urban sketcher was reiterating how it is not right to ink at the location and add colors later… the colors are not true from … Continue reading
No, not spelling it wrong. Anna Bannana’s Cafe in St. John’s is where Aussie Debi and I went for Turkey Panini and coffee! I must have a bottle of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink… I am addicted to his inks! Indigo, … Continue reading
It started with a sketch looking north at the Ross Island Bridge while waiting to see a client, a beautiful fall day. In anticipation of Inktober coming, I also had a waterbrush filled with diluted grey ink. Watercolors back in … Continue reading
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
Traffic has a few good points… I added watercolor later, and after I bought a couple of new colors. I swear I am never ever going to be seduced by a Daniel Smith color name again. “Burgundy Yellow Ochre”??? I … Continue reading
Trip across the big wide Columbia to make a presentation in Lacey, Washington. Labor day the bridge was very slow due to traffic; this meant I could draw while Mitchell drove. Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink is becoming a go-to … Continue reading
*entry not enter (end of video)… no way was i doing this a third time with yaman driving me crazy!* I don’t enter many competitions, but the Sketching Work competition for the Centre for Transformative Work Design out of Perth … Continue reading
Every year I am too busy OR the rains hit so fast that the blossoms drop. This year I caught them! I was out doing some disgusting errands with Mitchell *IRS, SSI, government, ugh* when we came upon the riverfront … Continue reading
Wednesday we made a day of buying eyeglass frames, lunch out, and shopping in Sellwood. Apparently in my mind today Mitchell has a round face! AAACK! The Monkey Fist was yummy *when is brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans ever NOT … Continue reading