Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sketching at Kalena's

What a great afternoon it was!  Here are the sketches from sitting outside in Kalena's yard.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Gaches Mansion in La Conner

The Gaches Mansion in La Conner is now home to the Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum.  We chose to sit outside on this beautiful summer day.Drawing this building was challenging, but fun!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer Day at Cap Sante

Sketch by Joyce and a group of sketches by Frank, Pam, Kathy, Jane, Anne and Joyce.

July 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

The New Spray Park

There were only three of us that showed up, but the spray park was very entertaining!!!  Lots of action!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Carpenter Creek Winery

It was so much fun to become acquainted with this winery in south Mt. Vernon.  Thanks, Sandy, for setting it up.  They have tastings for $5.00 with a variety of whites and reds.  We hope to return!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pelican Bay Books

What a great new place in town! Pelican Bay Books offered us ambiance, coffee, and a large table.

April 2017

Tulip Town

We welcomed Tacoma sketchers Kate and Feather and braved the crowds at Tulip Town.  The tulips were out as was the sun.

April 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

An Afternoon at Alley Cat

 Anne's Sketches
 Janice's finished sketch!

 Jerlyn's sketches

 Katie's sketches
Missy's sketches

We were warmly welcomed at Alley Cat Antiques which has now moved into the historic Marine Hardware building.  We were impressed with how nice it looks!

March 2017
And, by Kalena

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sketching At Christianson's Nursery

 Kathy's Sketch
 Joyce's Sketch
 Janice's Unfinished Sketch
 Anne's Sketch
Andrea's Sketch

We had a great afternoon sketching among the plants at Christianson's.   Yep, the chickens wandered through again.  

March 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017

Anacortes Public Library

Sketched in the Children's Room.  Paper leprechauns adorned the walls and colorful books were stacked on the shelves.  Being here took me back to days of teaching.

Sketch by Missy
March 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

More from Red Door Antiques

Sketched by Katie
March 2017

Red Door Antiques

Just a shelf of tins from Red Door Antiques.  I realized that the Shield Date tin was from where I had lunch with Tim and Nancy in Palm Springs last month.  Shield Dates Garden was built in 1924 when the Shields came to the California desert.   Mr. Shield, a pioneer in the date business,  started out by giving "date culture" lectures in the garden.  Today there is a famous restaurant and gift shop. The dates are still grown without chemicals or fertilizers.  Check out this place if you are ever in Palm Springs!

Sketch by Missy
March 2017