Author Archives: Terry Christopherson

About Terry Christopherson

I sketch, I paint, I travel and eat, that is what my sites are all about.

theTravelsketcher this week – 12 February 2021


What a week – Tampa Bay/Brady win the Super Bowl and another impeachment trial is underway. BUT the really big news is that I got a new fude pen and travel brush set, now that is newsworthy. Started off the … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher this week – 5 February 2021


This week Kris at Nature Together and I put a combination workshop – book group together starting at the end of February. We will be reading Nature Obscura by Kelly Brenner and then doing sketches inspired from the book. We … Continue reading

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thetravelsketcher last week – 29 January 2021


Last week I started a new sketchbook sketching flowers on the table, moved on to an Eastern Bluebird from a photo by Eunice Miller at Folsum Mill Studio, then of course something from France, Eglise Notre-Dame-sur-l’eau in Domfront, Normandy Recently … Continue reading

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Capturing the Inspiration of Amanda Gorman


Amanda Gorman stole the show at the inauguration, what an inspiring recitation from an inspiring person. I tried to just capture a bit of the essence of that moment. After posting this on Instagram many requests for prints came in, … Continue reading

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My Misdirected Youth


In the seventh grade (1962-63), at Dale J. Ickes Junior High, my science teacher was Mr. Hughes, one of those teachers that it is impossible to ascribe enough praise. He opened the door to the wonders of biology and the … Continue reading

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Travelsketching Nature Obscura


Travelsketching has and is all about discovery and capturing the moment while traveling. Le Confinement has broadened my perception of travel, it has taken me to a number of new destinations for art and sketching, and since new destinations are … Continue reading

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theTravelsketcher with clipped-wings


My Alaska Airlines Million-miler Boeing 737 model sits on the mantel. Just a few days over a year ago I was with Tricia (Travels Through My Lens) in Japan and Korea. Ten months ago we were in France. Our last … Continue reading

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A bit of Travelsketcher trivia, and Hobart


Trivia time. First, what country has theTravelsketcher been to more times than any other? (Outside of the USA of course.) Secondly, where do the second and third oldest friends of mine live? The answer to both: Australia. Australia has been … Continue reading

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I miss flying!


I miss flying! I never tire of traveling or flying, I got tired while traveling, but never tired of traveling.  My first real travel began in 1987. Prior to that any trips away from the Portland, Oregon area were few. … Continue reading

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Granny would have loved Google Earth


When I was young I had a book of black and white photographs from around the world. It was about two inches thick, and no more than A5 in size. Granny and I would spend hours sitting on the couch … Continue reading

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