Sunday, November 20, 2016

With the Sketchers at Bayview Nursery, Christmas right around the corner!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Our Lady of the Cascadian Woods

She's wild and green and larger than life. With a skirt of of greens and a crown of ferns, she is bedecked in garlands of vines, succulents, berries and a bird's nest. Utterly regal and magnificent. Come see her in all her glory in the greenhouse at Bayview Farm and Garden. Our Lady of the Cascadian Woods was created by Maureen Murphy, the talented proprietress of our local nursery.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Treasures on the Island

On a chilly fall day I set up to sketch at Treasure Island...but there were eyes on me already. From the rooftop, Henry the guard cat was watching. I didn't see him at first - who looks for a cat on a hot tin roof? But then movement from above and here he comes - DOWN the ladder to check me out. 

Inside, another great curiosity....who was this ancient tribe from long ago? Or, possibly, are they still here deep in the forest or under the sea? 

Saturday, November 12, 2016


After what seems like a months and months, instead of just weeks, I joined a very small, but dedicated, group of Whidbey Island Sketchers yesterday to visit Treasure Island Antiques and Collectibles in Greenbank. Many delightful "treasures" to see and sketch - furniture, china, dolls, lamps, etc. I was (of course) immediately drawn to this reproduction sabre tooth tiger skull (which was right next to the reproduction "Predator" skull. Ew). I was also drawn immediately to Henry the Wonder Cat, a very sleek and handsome striped fellow, who gave us all a head-bump "hello" greetings, jumped right into my car to explore it, and happily did his "trick" for us - climbing up an 8 foot ladder to the roof of the building so he could survey everyone down in his domain. Treasure Island has many lovely things for sale, but I think I want Henry.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Naval Museum in Oak Harbor

Such a fascinating place -  great docents and such an intriguing collection!