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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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Rona on Grey, Music

Yes, I am feeling depression often… So many are — and we do many things to help it leave! Vitamin D in the Pacific Northwest — Not too much sugar! But music is the best — clears out sluggish energy. … 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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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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Inky Thots: Diamine Ancient Copper

From their website: “Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this state of the art factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has … Continue reading

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USk: Client’s View

Tried a new way to sketch on site. I had several TWSBIs with me, and sketched the Williamette River view from our client’s home while Mitchell talked to her about her furniture. After we left, I used a waterbrush to … 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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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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Inktober, 7 End of Day

Raining, and that is the good news. Rain cheers us. There is no good news in the USA today. They are confirming Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Oh yeah, I left of the ‘H’ in my journal… oh well. Done … 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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