Category Archives: Japan

Recent sketches on the road, and memories from the past


Here are a few recent sketches, remembering Scotland, downtown Seattle, and my current trek to Sothern California, with some Japan thrown in.   Advertisements

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Some travel memories


Sketching on location is the best, yet I have discovered that sketching from photos from a trip is a way to relive and reminisce. From this week Scotland 2017 Tokyo 2016 Crater Lake National Park 2016 Nice, France 2017

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Still thinking of Japan


We were in a park, connected to a small art museum, winding trails through dense growth, and water. The light filtered through the trees makes it a magical sort of place. I have no idea what this boat would have … Continue reading

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Top 5 Sketching locations of 2016


Sadly the events of the first 6 months of 2016 stole a lot of time for pen and ink – restoration of a flooded basement, preparing our house to go on the market, selling, buying our townhouse, and moving. Yet … Continue reading

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Sketching lesson in Tokyo, teachers are there when you look


If we are alert, in tune, and seeking then all of life is our classroom filled with lessons at the most unexpected times. The gardens of the Nezu Museum of art in Tokyo are wild, natural, and un-manicured, in contrast … Continue reading

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Ginkakaji temple, Kyoto


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Refresh room, Hotel Niwa


What a concept, a quiet oasis right in the hotel, massage chairs, reading space, and a roof top deck with water. 

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