My sketchbooks are a place of pure play for me. Sketching is a way to experience where I am, a way of relating to where I live, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. With a sketchbook available, I always have entertainment – sketching people while waiting in line at Costco or the back of a pickup truck when stuck in traffic.

My sketchbox has traveled to Japan, Central America and Europe, and I can look at these and I’m immediately drawn back to what it was like to be there. I can remember exactly what was going on around me, even though it was years ago.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day trips from our house

Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo is fun in any weather. Almost...
The Primate House is always entertaining!
Colorful Kyaks, and a crow, on the Port Townsend
waterfront. This from one of our sketcher's trips!
Point Wilson lighthouse, Port Townsend.
The new ferry, Chetzemoka, makes this a relaxing
and scenic trip.
Looking toward the Cascades from the PT waterfront
Happy Hour at the Brick in Roslyn!
It is often more winter, and...summer on the
other side of the mountains. I sketched this from
the window of our friends' house in Roslyn.
In motion, driving up Snoqualmie Pass.
Tulips near La Conner. This is an old sketch,
I hope it dries out soon for the crop of flowers this
Early morning looking west from Orcas Island.
From a sketcher's trip to Guemes Island.

Valentine's Day color in the Keystone
Center in Anacortes. With the
Anacortes Sketchers!


  1. Priscilla, these are really nice. Do you take a small watercolor pad with you? I like the combo of line and wash. I occasionally do the same thing except I use markers instead of watercolor so I don't get buckled paper.

  2. I'm so happy to be able to see all these sketches at once. You have such a delightful light touch, they are a pleasure to view.