Author Archives: Terry Christopherson

About Terry Christopherson

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

How to sketch a tricky scene


Some of the scenes before us are more challenging to capture than others; we sketch then we are frustrated. Usually it is because we fail to follow the tried and true steps that have brought us success in the past. … Continue reading

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Le Containment connecting and coaching


  The French word is le containment, or stay-in, shelter-in-place. This all means that any workshops I intended to do in April or May are in limbo. So let’s use this time to connect and improve. On Instagram I started … Continue reading

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Loire Valley Sites – repost from Travels Through My Lens,


Check this blog from my travel partner Tricia, check out her blog for more Travels Through My Lens The beautiful Loire Valley of France is filled with many interesting sites including chateaux, troglodyte dwellings, wineries, charming villages, … Loire Valley … Continue reading

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First 3 days of sketching from pics – sans me dèplacer


Le confinement continues. Not so bad so far. The weather has been sunny so lots of folks are walking their dogs to get a break from being inside, thus I have a parade to watch out the window. I revisited three … Continue reading

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Travel Pic Sketching: 30 days of connecting and remembering


Sketching makes me a time-traveler – care to join me? A microbe, the Coronavirus, has clipped the wings of us travelers and urban sketchers. Some are sketching what we see out of the window, our pets are getting extra modeling … Continue reading

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France and my journal


We have been in France now for 10 days; so many memories already. This trip stands out in that I have been more faithful at sketching in my journal than ever before. Another twist is that I determined to make … Continue reading

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Thanks for the memories, revisited


A Million Miler designation with Alaska Airlines is proof that I have spent a lot of time on planes. At the moment I am at 30,000 miles above the earth, somewhere between Seattle and Philadelphia. Retired as I am i don’t … Continue reading

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The journey begins


For well over a year we have talked about moving to France, today we take a giant step in that direction. As I write this, I am nibbling on a chocolate chip cookie at the Doubletree Hotel near SeaTac airport. … Continue reading

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Today at Pen Ink and Paint


Workshop, Mukilteo Sketchers, France Looking forward to a workshop this afternoon, Yes! You can travelsketch and more! Some old friends and a few new sketchers, it should be a good time. We will working on using boxes and straightening lines … Continue reading

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What’s happening at Pen Ink and Paint


The last couple of weeks have been busy, a weekend birthday party for Tricia, a weekend of friends and food, planning for France, and yes, a bit of sketching and painting along the way. Here are a few samples A … Continue reading

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