Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ASk Party at Aleli's

 Even with all the wonderful decorations in the Howell home, I am always driven to sketch one of the festive buddhas.  The rescued German tree was purchased by John at the Soroptimist shop after Aleli donated it!  I'm glad it was rescued!!

Sketches by Missy
Dec. 14, 2015

A Couple from December

 Sketched at Christenson's Nursery
Sketched at Carolyn's home.

Sketches by Missy
Dec. 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Sketching at Carolyn's house

watercolor sketch by Jill McDougall

Always love sketching at the table in Carolyn's cozy dining room! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sketching at Lovrics: My Summer Job by Sally Foster

I've always wanted to sketch at Lovrics Marina and I was thrilled with the opportunity to do so this summer.  Every Wednesday morning I eagerly arrived to see what new was happening and I was never disappointed!  Each week there were new boats both at the docks and on the hard and new projects underway.  I filled a sketchbook and could have kept going!
I learned that the La Merced, used as the breakwater, once hauled canned salmon from Bristol Bay to Anacortes.

 On my first trip to Lovrics I found the Tugugly and sat on the dock to sketch her.  When I finished I stood up and saw an even better view that included her waterline so I did another sketch!
 When my cousin Bruce, also an artist, came to visit, I took him with me to Lovrics.  Alice was his aunt and my grandmother so I couldn't resist sketching the Alice tied to the dock.
 The funnel on the left was used to grind sardines into fish meal before Lovrics bought the property.

 Exploring further one day I found this wooden sailboat on one of the smaller docks.

 Besides boats there were a lot of older trucks and machinery scattered around the property.
 Over the summer I saw many of same workers and thought I would include some of them.
 One morning my "find" was this barge totally loaded with stuff.

 Someone brought in half a boat on a trailer and was working on it.  It takes a lot of paint to paint a big boat!
 This fantail-era boat appeared in late summer.  It has a huge hole in it just above waterline.
I saved the party barge that we found one day for last and put Mt. Baker behind it for fun.

Saturday, October 31, 2015


 The field of pumpkins at Gordon's
A bit of orange and green

Sketches by Missy
Oct. 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sketching at Sally's

We had a great afternoon sketching at Sally's house.  Her beautiful piano-playing filled the house as we sketched.

October 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Watering Cans at Alley Cat Antiques

Alley Cat Antiques has a backyard area full of garden sculptures, pots, cans, vases, and many other sketchable items.  Most of us chose to be outside since the sun was shining!

Sketch by Missy
Oct. 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

JF Miniature Donkeys

Sketches of delightful donkeys
by Anne Elkins
September 28, 2015

They were so cute and friendly!

A Field Trip to Port Townsend!

 The James and Hastings Building
The Haller Fountain

It was a beautiful September day and perfect for a ferry ride to the historic town of Port Townsend.  Jill and I enoyed our organic salmon salad while sitting outside at the beach.  There is so much to sketch in this town!  We explored downtown, uptown, and side streets.  

Sketches by Missy
Sept. 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

A Rosario Afternoon

 It was a quiet, still, beautiful day at Rosario Beach.  I sat on the beach and painted with Kalena, Katie, and Melissa.
Sketches by Missy
Sept. 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Joanne Welling's Garden

What a delightful early September afternoon ASk had at Joanne's beautiful garden in Bow.  We had a tour and then picked our sketching spots.  It was difficult to choose as everywhere you turned there was an interesting gem.

Friday, September 4, 2015


Maryam sketched these chickens while sitting out in the rain!!

Sketch by Maryam
Aug. 31, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Find the Chicken Egg

 Missy's sketch of the day.
 Jody with Mrs. Thatcher
 Jody's lovely complementary colored garden!
Happy Chickens!

Many thanks to Jody for hosting the sketchers!  We had such a fun afternoon meeting the grown-up chickens, admiring her beautiful garden, eating a tableful of treats, and drinking wine.  Oh, and sketching!  

August 31, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015