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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: 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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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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USk: Broadway Bridge

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

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Trip to Southern Oregon

During the trip from Portland to Southern Oregon down the I-5 corridor I sketched. I’d made a small folding journal from some grey arches paper for the trip. Never at the last minute before a trip take to gluing your … Continue reading

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USk: Williams Shopping Trip

We took a trip to the store on Saturday, not our usual day. Whenever we go to the Williams store we pass by this brightly colored green and purple store, which I thought was a children’s bookstore. Turns out it … Continue reading

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