Monday, December 1, 2014

Deception Distillery

The barrels, the Arnold Holstein still and Paul pouring a sample after the tour. 
The first day of December was freezing cold with crusted snow and ice still lingering on trees, ponds and in the shady spots of the landscape. However, the Anacortes sketchers were warm and cozy indoors at the elegant tasting room of the Deception Distillery. Thanks, DD, for your warm welcome and hospitality!
We got a tour of the distillery and adjoining barrel room as well as the warehouse full of beautiful marble slabs. The hammered copper kettle with its pear shaped helmet and two steam columns looked like a beautiful polished musical instrument. 

Sketchers and their sketches. 
Sharing our sketches of the day. 
Thanks to Missy, we all got a new pen to try. It has water soluble ink and she wielded it beautifully in her sketch of the lamp at Carolyn's last week. We all admired it. So she brought each of us one today! Thanks again, Missy!

Footnote: Apologies for the blurry photos. I forgot my SD card for the camera, so used my very cold iPhone.


  1. Thanks for posting, Michele! What a great spot! Thanks to Kalena for finding it!

    1. You're welcome, Missy. I love sketching with you all. You find so many great sketching spots, places I would never have discovered on my own. Yes, thanks for finding this one, Kalena. I think you've started me on a whole new series!