“On the Corner” is a reflection on the significance of the (individually-owned?) neighborhood corner store and cafe. Small in scale and apparently modest in means, our corner stores and cafes play a critical role in the way that we live, get by, stay healthy, and also provide a scene for us to connect with our neighbors.Read More
This May, my wife – Elizabeth – and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary. Circumstances meant keeping our plans close to home, and so she suggested that we celebrate by visiting 9 of our favorite city parks together. May is the height of spring in Seattle, and it proved to be a wonderful time to check up on some of our favorite parks and a few we had never been to before. So I’d like to dedicate this post to my lovely wife, who always manages to find new ways of inspiring me!
Earlier this week, I had the great pleasure of biking the Skagit Valley with my son, Ashir. Starting in Mount Vernon, then making our way to Edison, Bay View State Park, La Conner, Fir Island, before ending our ride in Stanwood, I figure we logged in about 65 miles or more. The ride provided for more than a few opportunities to sketch!Read More
It seems like the transition from on-site to studio work should have been easier, but in reality, the holidays swooped in hard and fast. With the exception of a single outing of the Capitol Hill Plein Aire Society Thanksgiving week, nothing happened until January. I think next year I’ll put more effort into setting up studio projects well in advance.Read More