Monday, July 13, 2015

At the CAPTAIN WHIDBEY, after our Day at the Regency

OOOOoooooo, so glad to have my scanning and uploading capabilities back!!!
Here is a sketch of two Madrona trees begun while we were sitting having a glass of wine on the deck of the Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville, after our day at Regency. So this is a lesson in "when do you stop". The Sketchers said I should stop at step One (that is where I got to at the end of the wine). I kept going at home to step Two, where I should have stopped. Then tonight I couldn't leave it alone and got to step Three. I know, I know. I should have stopped. One never DOES know where to stop, does one????
"Stop here!" the Sketchers said. But I didn't.
"Stop here", I said. But I didn't.
"Stop Here", I finally said. I here was the place to stop, because the birds are here.

Oh YAY my computer is working again, and I can scan in my DAY at REGENCY

Saturday, July 11, 2015

An afternoon at The Regency

Such lovely and warm people at The Regency in Oak Harbor. We hung out in the library and were treated to a watercolor demo by one of the residents...she was absolutely inspired her new watercolor crayons, and we were equally inspired by her.

Wow - a huge plate of cookies and birthday cake all in one afternoon!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Bingo and Birthdays: Regency of Whidbey

We attended all the scheduled afternoon events at Regency of Whidbey today.

1:00 pm: Whidbey Island Sketchers
1:30 pm Bingo
3:00 pm Celebrate July Birthdays

The Bingo Crowd
Ada, just one of the July birthday girls!

Christiine, staff member

Ruth and her portrait.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fascinating Fridays

Awestruck silence seemed to overtake our group when we visited Jerry Wennstrom's studio. Larger than life sculptures surrounded us and created a mystical presence. The pieces are made of carved wood, found metal and all kinds of repurposed moving parts. What shows on the outside is often in contrast to that which is inside. 

June in the Stansberry Gardens

A magical place full of wonder and discoveries....

Monday, July 6, 2015

A.L. Anderson

Was A.L. Anderson a philanthropist?  It seems so.  He donated land for the Langley Woodsman Cemetery, allows the Highlands to use his property for a pea patch.  What more can we learn about this person.  Check out my blog for details.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Langley Woodman Cemetery

A peaceful cooling breeze swept through the cemetery on this very hot day. What a wonderful place to sketch. Next time I think I'll take some paper so I can do some headstone rubbings. 

This image started with the dappled shadow shapes falling on my paper. Just a playful experiment.