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Lighthouse Workshop


We had a great group of sketchers at the Mukilteo Lighthouse. It is always a pleasure to see the work everyone produces, especially those for whom this is the first time they ever sketched. Thank you to all who came, … Continue reading

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Three reasons to dig out your viewfinder.


Someone may have given you one as a gift or you picked one up out of curiosity – a viewfinder. Or you were shown the neat trick of using your hands as a viewfinder, reminiscent of movie directors in comedies … Continue reading

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What is your sketching style?


If you follow sketching posts on the web you find that travel and urban sketchers are all over the place as far as technique, style, and content. Most artist in any medium will develop a style that is distinctly theirs … Continue reading

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Travelsketching at the Lighthouse – Workshop


At the Nature sketching workshop at the Mukilteo Gardens a few sketchers asked for another workshop, we settled on the Mukilteo Lighthouse to work on urban sketching and Puget Sound, so here it is. Hope you can come. Check out … Continue reading

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Travel light, both luggage and sketching kits.


The 25+ years I spent traveling to become theTravelsketcher taught me to travel light. Five weeks in Europe with a carry-on size roller bag is the norm. I learned long ago that if you are considering packing something, “because I … Continue reading

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Inktober 1-3


Every October pen and ink folks do a sketch a day from a list of prompts. This is my first year, hear are the first three days sketches.

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Leach Botanical Gardens, Portland, Oregon


Two weeks ago we spent the weekend in Portland with friends. They took us to the Leach Botanical Gardens in Southeast Portland. I was surprised to learn of its existence, since I grew up not all that far away from … Continue reading

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