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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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My last post was about the anniversary picnic which was to be held this coming Sunday. Yesterday because of a fire near Newhalem which caused a tree to fall and a rockslide that temporarily closed Highway 20, the Learning Center... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Next Sunday, the North Cascades Institute will be celebrating their 25th anniversary up in the heart of the North Cascades at the Environmental Learning Center off highway 20 on Diablo Lake, and this also marks the 10th anniversary of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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September 18-20 I will be teaching a landscape watercolor workshop at the Wenatchee River Institute in Leavenworth, Washington. The institute is located right on the Wenatchee River, surrounded by towering ponderosa pines and cottonwoods, and I'm hoping to see some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I just read Bill McKibben's article in the New York Review of Books about the pope's recent environmental encyclical Laudato Si'. McKibben heartily supported him, saying that Pope Francis was one of the most influential people in the world and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been teaching a workshop for kids 8 years old and up about birds of prey for the King County Library System. We called the program Is a Seahawk a Real Bird? I brought a poster from the Burke Museum's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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One evening driving back out to Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, where I was teaching, we saw a herd of about 60 elk. 8pm seems about the perfect time to see very young calves, cows and males of all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've just returned from a beautiful weekend on the Oregon Coast, teaching a workshop for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology on the flora and fauna of Cascade Head. We had a great time drawing and painting skulls, and a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Hi Simona, This is a great place to get ideas for books to read, and for food!! I love your contribution, too! I may have to send you an idea for your next edition, as I have been reading an awful lot lately. Molly
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2015 on Novel Food #24: the finale at briciole
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Hi Simona, That is a great blue heron, one I saw up near Union Bay in Seattle. I did just see a black-crowned night heron in Monterey...wow, that was really something.
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All the new calendars for 2016 are just out from Pomegranate Communications, including the second annual Birds Calendar, which features my block prints. All the birds in this calendar are ones that I have seen and photographed and sketched. There's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've always been a huge fan of chamber music, especially string quartets, and today I'm writing about the free concerts the Evergreen String Quartet is giving around Portland, the Oregon coast and Seattle. My daughter is a violist who lives... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Each year when I teach up at the North Cascades I get to meet one or more of the season's graduate students, and sometimes also get to hear about their research, part of their requirement for receiving their Master's degree... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Saturday of last weekend (when I was up at the North Cascades Institute teaching a plein air watercolor workshop) we spent the morning up at the Diablo Lake Overlook, and it was interesting to watch a towering cumulus cloud... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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This past weekend, I was joined by 16 painters at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center where we stayed 2 nights and painted outdoors for 3 days in several different locations, enjoying marvelous and healthy food at every meal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Block print by Ellen Naden Today I am sharing some of the work that students did at the workshop I taught for the North Cascades Institute last weekend at the Burke Museum. In only 2 days, the students came up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Saul Weisberg will be reading from Headwaters, his recently published book of poems, on Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake, just off highway 20. The event is open to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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photo by Molly Hashimoto Walking along the shoreline at Pacific Grove we were surprised by acres of flowering ice plants growing above the granite boulders of Monterey Bay. And a Monarch butterfly, perhaps staying late after wintering there. photo by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I visited Monterey, California last week and spent a large part of my time outdoors on various shorelines around Monterey Bay. I don't think I have ever seen a place so rich in wildlife. It seemed everywhere we walked there... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On May 29 and 30th I'll be teaching a block printing class at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, through the North Cascades Institute. I visited the Museum on Saturday to preview the work we would get... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week we headed over to Preston to paint en plein air, something I really enjoy doing, especially in the Pacific northwest, where the air is moist and paintings stay wet and workable. I had invited some of my longtime... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent a few days last week over on the east side in Leavenworth, looking at some locations for the workshop I will be teaching at the Wenatchee River Institute in September. I had never visited at this time of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I share a beautiful poem from a new book by Saul Weisberg, Executive Director of the North Cascades Institute. Pictured left is the book, designed by Jessica Haag. I was so glad to share one of my watercolors for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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This week I heard from Russ Steele at Seattle Audubon's Nature Shop that they are now carrying the Young Naturalist's Sketchbook, a book I wrote and illustrated for Pomegranate that was released this year. The Shop is a great resource... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday in Seattle we experienced an afternoon thunderstorm that brought heavy rain and welcome snow to the Cascades. I took this telephoto shot of an opening in the clouds near Mt. Index, finally blanketed in snow. The sight was entirely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Saturday I traveled to the Newcastle Library to offer a program for teens on keeping journals, and I brought natural objects that spoke of springtime, including this tiny hummingbird nest, borrowed from Seattle Audubon along with a robin's nest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto