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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I spent the early part of this week in Olympic National Park, which has some of the most diverse landscapes and life zones of the national parks-- a fitting way to celebrate National Parks Week in this year of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
Hi Anton, Thank you for your comment--I have seen the grisaille method used in botanical art--I think the the only possible risk in this method is having your grisaille mixture dissolve when you re-wet it with the overpainting. Using staining, non- granular pigments will minimize that. But in your drybrush method, that would not be a risk. I would like to read your blog and see your art. Can you share the address with me?
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I've been walking regularly at the Magnuson Park Wetlands since the rains let up. It's amazing what the beavers have accomplished there. Each time I go the lodge is even bigger. And the dam they've created on the east side... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I offered the first of many programs this season in honor of the National Park Service's Centennial. Everett Public Library hosted me and 20 happy painters joined to paint flora, fauna and landscapes of Washington's national parks. The following... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spotted this kildeer down by the athletic fields at Magnuson Park, running alongside the road, and displaying beautiful colors on occasion by fanning out his tail--a mating behavior and a prelude to nesting. This member of the plover family... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I just finished a few new prints and wanted to share one of the ones I like best--it is so much fun to watch the behavior of the Bewick's Wren, as it frequents our garden. More hidden and hopping around... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I visited the Lake Forest Park library, and offered a program for adults and young people on spring nature journals. I brought birds' nests and eggs as well as beautiful magnolia blossoms donated by my next door neighbor. Participants... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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William Wordsworth wrote a beautiful poem about solitude: I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud. He tells of the immediate experience of seeing "a host of golden daffodils" but then writes about the memory of that: For oft, when on my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Registration for all Sitka's classes and workshops begins on Tuesday, February 23rd at 8:30am for Sitka members. Non-members can begin registration on March 8th, also at 8:30am. Check out the website--I've taught at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Spring 2016 3 One Day Watercolor Workshops: email me to inquire or register; you can sign up for one or all. Workshops are limited to 10 participants. April 4, 9:15am to 3:15pm: Wild Places of the West:A Watercolor Workshop. Learn... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
Hi Simona, If you did have a restaurant, I know I would be the first in line to sample your pastas! ps, love your instagram photos, especially the moss-laden picnic table.
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Daffodils & Spring Flowers Here is the latest release from Pomegranate Communications, a notecard, with "Happy Birthday" greetings inside. I was really happy when they first published this image in a calendar a couple of years ago, and I'm pleased... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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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 Feb 1, 2016 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