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What a journey

Thirty-two years ago today, I loaded everything I owned in the world into my Oldsmobile Cutlass, a company-car from the import food company that I worked for. The boss “suggested” that a move to Seattle would be a good thing. … Continue reading

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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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Mornings at Mukilteo Beach

The last two mornings I went early to Mukilteo Beach, here is the result

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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.  

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New Year’s Day 2018, morning full moon

Happy New Year. The moon provided a dramatic start to the early morning.

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A bird in Lyon

We found this little guy perched on a planter as we were walking in Old Town Lyon, France.  

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Remembering Golspie

Someone asked me, “What was the best place on your trip?” The first place that came to mind was Golspie in Scotland. I loved the place, even the weather, and best of all I made two new friends that I … Continue reading

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Another from Tuscany

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Last evening in Italy

This has been an amazing trip. Hard to believe it is winding down. Tomorrow we take the train to Lyon, through the alps. Hanging out in our room I saw yet another dome, have no idea what it is but … Continue reading

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A quick sketch of Crichton Castle

I did this in about 10 minutes as an experiment with a technique to make travel sketching easy and teachable.

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