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

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sketching With the Chickens

Nancy, Mary, Joyce, Janice, and Katie stayed warm in the greenhouse with lovely smells of Meyer lemon plants and two Rhode Island Red chickens keeping them company.

Christianson's Nursery
Feb. 27, 2017