Category Archives: musings

Washington State Flag, 1

My rendering of the Historic Flag, above. Below, the Historic Flag in the State Reception Room. We begin the process of replicating the Washington State Flag originally made by the Washington State chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution … Continue reading

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Real Men Spit Tacks

Real men upholsterers spit tacks. After all these years, it still creeps me out a bit — I see his cheeks bulge a specific way while he is having a conversation with me and I’ll peer at him as if … Continue reading

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Tiffany Chandeliers Mark Pathways

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It is unusual for me to start my sketchbook posts with photographs, but this Tiffany chandelier is simply too beautiful. I did not do them justice! They line the hallways and mark entrances…

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Washington State Campus

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Stepped outside at the end of the day while waiting for Mitchell to fetch me, and decided to do a couple of quick sketches of the two main buildings on campus, the Legislative…

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Sketching the Senate from the Floor

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Like my earlier post on drawing the Senate gallery details, I came around to draw the Senate from a different angle.  I sat on the floor of the first entry arch looking up…

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My “Business” Sketchbook: Senate Gallery Details

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More drawing challenges in the Washington State Legislative Building. Before I went running around, I asked where I could go with the pass we used to get into the Senate office area.  It…

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My “Business” Sketchbook: The Rotunda

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Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
This week at the Washington State Legislative Building I had a good deal of free time, as it was Mitchell doing the lion’s share of the work on the Senator’s offices.  In the…

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