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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I spent last weekend with a group of painters at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center. On Friday we stayed on campus, close by Diablo Lake and painted in the forest near Deer Creek enjoying the autumn light created... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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I've just returned from a trip to Yellowstone to teach a class for the Yellowstone Forever Institute. My co-teacher was Gardiner-area teacher, writer and poet Ilona Popper--she led the writing component of the workshop and I led the watercolor painting.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday my college friend Gerry and I hiked to Lake Susan Jane, a kind of a shallow dip into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area. Beginning at Stevens Pass ski area, the hike is surprisingly beautiful, in spite of winding around... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'll be demonstrating oil-based inks and watercolor at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Thursday, September 6 from 4pm to 5:45pm. Please join me for this free event; refreshments will be served. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Rialto Beach, copyright 2107 Skipstone Press Today Daniel Smith posted a step by step watercolor demonstration that I wrote up. It's all about the dramatic sea stacks and headlands at Rialto Beach on the Olympic Peninsula, part of Olympic National... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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My block prints and etchings are on exhibit from now til the end of September at the Seattle Japanese Garden, 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. Hours are 10am to 7pm Tuesday through Sunday, and noon to 7pm on Mondays. I'll... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Molly Hashimoto Birds 2019 Calendar It's a little early to be thinking about 2019 and calendars (not to mention snowy winter scenes!) But I just got my calendar order from Pomegranate Communications, and I wanted to share the front cover... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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We've endured some very hot days recently in Seattle. It makes the memory of cool days on the northwest coast even more enjoyable. I carved this woodblock a few years ago, and used watercolor in the Japanese moku hanga style... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent the weekend down on the central Oregon coast at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, teaching a watercolor workshop based on my book, Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette, to a talented group of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday we visited Kubota Garden and walked in its beautiful spaces, accompanied by two volunteers who guided our tour. This is a photo of the Stone Garden, a recent addition. Kubota Gardens Landscaping reclaimed landscape rocks from a neighboring backyard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been experimenting with the action photos feature on my Lumix camera and will share a couple of the results in coming days. I recently bought a small butterfly bush, so that I could attract pollinators--I've missed the butterflies since... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Killdeer and Eggs Pomegranate recently published my block print "Killdeer and Eggs" as a blank notecard. You can see it and all the other published work on their website. To find the cards, books and calendars they have released, type... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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A couple of months ago, I wrote that Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette was nominated for the annual literature award by the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries. The full list of nominated books is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Tiger Swallowtail & Verbena More new work is now available from Pomegranate. I love that they created these small gift enclosure notecards from the block print I did of a tiger swallowtail and verbena. I grow verbena specifically for attracting... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Next week Pomegranate Communications will be releasing several new products that feature my bird prints. Among them will be this Wildlife coloring book. I was really pleased when the designer chose the Townsend's chipmunk for the cover. I have seen... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Iris Stellar Lights About 20 years ago I ordered several irises from Schreiner's in Oregon. I planted them in the garden of our previous house and when we moved some years later, I dug them up and brought them to... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Red-tailed Hawk In the last few weeks I've seen a red-tailed hawk in coulee country in eastern Washington, and then just a couple of days ago this hawk soaring above the Magnuson Park wetlands. My hawk id skills are not... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I recently finished this print of a pair of yellow-headed blackbirds and wanted to post it to celebrate this beautiful season of birds nesting and hatching their young. I saw the birds at the Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge last May,... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last weekend we spent two days painting near Leavenworth, Washington. A highlight was sitting on the north-facing slope of Ski Hill, just outside Leavenworth, painting glacier lilies, false hellebores, Oregon blues, and trilliums. Something about the location of that side... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'll be visiting the University Bookstore this coming Saturday for Independent Bookseller's Day from 2 to 3pm. I'm bringing my sketchbooks and an assortment of outdoor painting gear for bookstore patrons to try out. The bookstore will have copies of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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We're having a rather cold wet spring in Seattle, but the advantage is that cherry blossoms are hanging on longer, so I've been enjoying every single walk and drive. Our neighbor has a spectacular magnolia, in bloom now for 2... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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Many thanks to Kurt Repanshek for his book review in National Parks Traveler magazine. Here's a bit of what he had to say about Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette, and I'm honored. "Dividing up the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I recently tried out a block print I'd done a few years ago in the moku hanga style in a new way. My earlier version was done with watercolor and rice paste. I used oil-based inks on the print pictured... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I recently completed this print, begun as a demonstration for the workshop I taught at Daniel Smith back in January. I've observed the creepers a couple of different times, once on the Burke Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle and once... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto
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I have written many times on these pages about the Sitka spruce. It is one of my favorite conifers, perhaps because of the many years I've taught at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. There are so many magnificent specimens... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Molly Hashimoto