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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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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 6 days ago 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
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Indigenous Beauty poster Yesterday after a long absence I took a trip down to the Seattle Art Museum. I spent the whole time in the Indigenous Beauty exhibit, which truly impressed me, beginning with the well-designed poster for the exhibit,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Wednesday a friend and I visited the Arboretum, in honor of cherry blossom time. In spite of the downpour this past weekend, the cherries were in magnificent bloom. There were many people there, strolling, photographing, happily enjoying the sun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On May 29th and 30th, I'll be offering a 2 day printmaking class through the North Cascades Institute. I intend to launch the workshop by looking at the Burke's stunning native art and wildlife specimens and my plan for us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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In July I will be teaching a watercolor workshop at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology: Flora and Fauna of Cascade Head. Registration for non-members opens tomorrow, March 9th. We'll use all kinds of water-based media to sketch and paint... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Sure, Simona...the first is a chickadee and the second is a female rufous hummingbird. Molly
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2015 on New Bird Prints at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been working hard on some new prints, both block prints and moku hanga and in coming days I'll share some of the new efforts. I'm also rearranging my website to reflect some of this new work. I'm excited about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I am writing about the workshops I'm teaching this coming year, beginning in May. To register, just click on the links for each. North Cascades Institute Watercolor Wildlife, May 1-3 Printmaking at the Burke Museum, May 29-30 Watercolor Landscape,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Block print by Beverly Scruton We had a great time in the printmaking workshop I taught at Daniel Smith on Sunday. I was pleased that it filled and had a waiting list, so we decided to offer another session for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm sharing a petition sponsored by Seattle Audubon to preserve shorebird habitat at Union Bay Natural Area, also known as the Montlake Fill. Habitat for shorebirds like sandpipers and dowitchers has declined drastically over recent years, and now the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, have you ever read the intro to If On a Winter's Night A Traveler? It's about picking out the book you are going to read next. It is the best thing I've ever read about reading and choosing books. I love it! Oh would I ever love to hop on a plane to see Carnevale!
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Yesterday I just happened to open up my copy of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities to a random page, and found myself on the page where Marco Polo and Kublai Khan are discussing Venice. Polo says "Every time I describe a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, your fountain pen, notes and latte are a perfect trio, so well-composed. Who needs color with coffee, pen and paper?
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Simona, I didn't know you'd been to New Zealand. You really are a world traveler!
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Today I am sharing a poem by my sister Jane Graham George, who now lives on the Kapiti coast in New Zealand. Her publisher, Red Dragonfly Press of Minnesota, just featured the poem on its blog. The poem is from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week in the Skagit Valley we saw several groups of white swans which we judged to be families, with 2 white adults and several more buffy/gray young. I loved their white feathers against the green and brown of wetlands... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Thanks, Alex! I am glad you've enjoyed seeing some of the same things...it's a great place to visit in the winter! Someone there said they saw a harrier, too, but we didn't see it. I liked the vocalizations of the owls...kind of doggy sounding!
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2015 on Owls in Winter at Molly Hashimoto
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I was up in the Skagit Valley earlier this week visiting a friend who shared some of her favorite bird watching locales with me. We walked beside rivers and sloughs and fallow farm fields and I was thrilled to see... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I just received my copies of the newly released book from Pomegranate: The Young Naturalist's Sketchbook. I'm excited to see it, as I spent several months last spring finishing up the prints and writing the short text that accompanies each... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm really looking forward to the printmaking workshop that I'm offering on February 15th at the Seattle Daniel Smith store. Printmaking is one of the most fun art endeavors I've ever undertaken--I was hooked after I pulled my first print!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been finishing up several of the sketches I began back in October in Venice and Padua. I got a good start on this one, as we sat at Nico's Bar on the Zattere in Venice (in the Dorsoduro neighborhood),... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto