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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
Every so often I like to sketch our studio rooms. This is primarily my finish room, where I work conserving objects. I use our own mixed shellac and (primarily oil) paints to bring back dead finishes. You can see one … Continue reading
Messy messy studio as it was on August 23. I realize that by USk rules this doesn’t qualify as an urban sketch… but if someone else walked in to sketch our conservation studio it sure would! Yes, our desks are … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
Fast ink sketch of Rosh Chodesh, the first night we saw the crescent moon. All those colors came out of Robert Oster Thunderstorm ink! I am still finding the ink to have a life of it’s own… so the idea … 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
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
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