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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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Black-crowned Night Heron Bookplate, available from Pomegranate Communications I just received this new release from Pomegranate Communications, the company that publishes my prints and watercolors as cards, books, calendars, and now bookplates. I saw this black-crowned night heron last May... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Last Sunday I went out early to walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail and I brought my new camera along, hoping that this time I would get lucky--having seen the creeper two times before I felt sure the bird lived near... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I taught a workshop at the Seattle Daniel Smith Artist's Materials store. We had the best time! Participants had already carved their blocks, so we spent the whole day painting with beautiful colors, and printing with a wide array... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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This week I bought a pocket camera because I keep missing great things as I walk around the neighborhood, to the grocery, and other local outings where I don't want to bring my bigger camera. Here's what I missed: a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I taught a class in Bellevue at the Botanical Garden, thanks to the efforts of Barbara Bruell, a member of the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society's Education Commitee. I am sharing a few photos that she took while we were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday we finally got up to the mountains to experience the snow. As always I was drawn to the mountain hemlocks, both young and more mature. Their different and unique reactions to bearing the loads of snow just amazed me.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week I photographed this Bewick's Wren at Magnuson Park. I see them in our back yard quite frequently and though sightings are not rare, I am so glad they live nearby. One has set up house in a huge... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've just finished a wonderful book: Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People, by Elizabeth Fenn, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2015. Several years ago on a family road trip to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Moon & Mountain Hemlocks This morning I am sharing a woodblock print I did a couple of years ago using the Japanese moku hanga method. It seemed a very appropriate piece of art for this season, and also for this... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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The sun has come out for a few brief hours this week and on these short winter days I find myself almost like a plant, heliotropic, seeking out the sun whenever and wherever it may appear! I walked to Magnuson... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Northern Flicker Block Print $85 I see alot of flickers in my neighborhood, and they love our suet feeder. I always enjoy listening to them hammering on our chimney endcap--anything metal makes the kind of loud noise that they are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Larches, Spruce and Fir Block Print Today I am sharing a photo that I took on the way home from Bend, in the Central Oregon Cascades. I saw several stands of larches, one on the way east to John Day,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Skagit Swans Woodblock Print Today I'm writing about a woodblock print that I created this year after a visit to the Skagit Valley during winter with a friend who lives up in Stanwood. She's always aware of which birds are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last month we met friends down in Bend and did some hiking and exploring with them. On our last day we hiked up to Green Lakes, off the Cascade Lakes Highway, and traveled along Fall Creek, skirting Broken Top Mountain... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Humboldt's Comparative Mountains I am reading a wonderful book, just published this fall: The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World, by Andrea Wulf. I learned a little about Humboldt many years ago when I was researching German prince... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Brandt's Cormorants, 8 X 10", $95 Today I'm continuing to share my new work from the last year of printmaking efforts. Back in May we visited Monterey Bay and several natural reserves and state parks nearby. Pt. Lobos was teeming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Whitebark Pine & Crater Lake 8 X 10", $95 I'm writing about new prints this week on my blog and I'm focusing on a few of my favorites. In June of 2014 we traveled to Crater Lake when snow still... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Crow, Moon & Cherry Blossoms, 8 X 10", $95 The art opening reception on Thursday night was lots of fun, with many old and new friends attending. I brought calendars, puzzles, coloring cards, notecards--all the work I've done that's been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Starting tomorrow, I will be exhibiting new watercolors and prints at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, 3501 NE 41st ST in Seattle. This Thursday, November 5, from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent last week with friends in central and eastern Oregon and we visited several places where the earth's power was displayed--vulcanism is out in the open there at so many sites, and the prehistory of the planet, too. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last weekend I taught a workshop for the North Cascades Institute on autumn trees. Katie Roloson assisted me on the slide lecture and we had a most informative evening identifying trees of Western forests and mountain ecosystems. Katie brought some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm offering a one day woodblock printmaking workshop at Daniel Smith in Seattle on Sunday, January 24th, 2016 from 11 to 5pm. The cost is $100. You can call the store any time to register at (206) 223-9599. There will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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There are several species that define the ecosystem of the Wenatchee River near Leavenworth, and I took photos of some of them. First and most obvious are the ponderosa pines that grow everywhere. Their cinnamon colored bark is really fun... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent Friday, Saturday and Sunday teaching a landscape watercolor workshop at the Wenatchee River Institute in Leavenworth. We had beautiful weather, and I thoroughly enjoyed all the students, and the unique setting beneath Icicle Ridge alongside the Wenatchee River.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I recently completed this print of larches, spruce and firs--it was inspired by a day last autumn up at Washington Pass in the North Cascades. North Cascades Institute graphic designer Jessica Haag worked with my print to create the new... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto