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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I've been walking around northeast Seattle in these rainy days of November and December and am always bringing my little Lumix pocket camera in hopes of seeing something exciting. I've seen a pileated on 3 other occasions but I got... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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American 3-toed Woodpecker Please stop by the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. This Friday from 5 to 7pm the Library is hosting a holiday craft, gift and art sale with refreshments. Come... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Black-crowned Night Heron I've been creating block prints for many years now, but the materials I use have changed, due to some availability issues with previous suppliers. Instead of relief inks, I'm using Charbonnel etching inks--my favorite color is soft... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Tiger Lily, Lupine and Ferns I've been looking through new prints to post on the website and realized that even though this print is not new, I have never offered it for sale on the site. It is one of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Anna's Hummingbird & Fuchsias Today, I'm getting back to the computer after a very fun holiday sale with my friends. Now I resume posting some of the new prints. I grow alot of hummingbird-attracting plants, including fuchsias. This print is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Please visit me and my friends at our holiday sale on Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19. We're offering handmade art like weavings, woodcraft, pottery, mosaics, tiles, block prints and more. Come and enjoy refreshments and good company. It's... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Please join me for a holiday craft show and sale next Friday and Saturday at 8504 13th AV NW on Crown Hill in Ballard. I'm participating with several friends: Linnea Donnen (handwoven textiles); Paula Gill (ceramic tiles, relief prints); Art... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I didn't take any photos, but I wanted to write briefly about the highlights of the opening reception at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library last Thursday; the Library is part of the University of Washington's Center for Urban Horticulture. Of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Please join me next Thursday, November 3rd from 5 to 7pm for the opening reception of my exhibit of watercolors and prints at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Come and enjoy wine and refreshments in the beautiful space of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I recently returned from a short vacation in Bend, Oregon; we decided to avoid the predicted flooding on the wet side of the mountains and drove down on highway 97. On the way, past Yakima, Satus Pass and down towards... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Saturday and Sunday October 29 and 30th I'll be teaching a watercolor workshop on northwest flora and fauna in northeast Seattle at the Mountaineers facility at Magnuson Park. We have a beautiful classroom there, and the program director, Katie... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Seattle Audubon's Nature Shop on 35th AV NE in Wedgwood carries many of the cards, books and calendars that Pomegranate Communications has published of my block prints, including the new Birds 2017 calendar, pictured here. Stop by and say hello,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm working on sharing block prints, both new ones and older ones that I haven't yet had the chance to post. I don't often make prints from birds I haven't seen or photographed myself, but I heard all about these... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Clark's Nutcracker $95 A few weeks ago I had plans to put several new block prints up on my blog/website, and I'm now getting to that. In the last month I created a few new images for Pomegranate Communications' holiday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Red Dragonfly Press has just published a book of poetry written by my sister, Jane Graham George: A Year on the Kapiti Line. She lives near Kapiti Island in New Zealand, and she asked me to do a watercolor of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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The four mile vaporetto ride from Venice to Burano takes you to a different world. You leave the formal architectural treasures designed and built through the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras to the see the modest two and three story homes and shops that were traditionally occupied by the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at David Hashimoto Paintings
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Moonset, Sunrise on Electric Peak Visiting in this changeable fall season gave us the opportunity to see very dramatic skies, including rainbows, moonrises and moonsets, sunrises, sunsets and rain falling on distant peaks. It was all quite thrilling, and then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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We encountered all kinds of weather at Yellowstone, sun, rain, wind, temperature in the 40s to begin with, shooting up to the 70s in the afternoon. It's fascinating how different areas of the Park have their own climates. Swan Lake... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, how wonderful that you loved Out Stealing Horses...it is one of my favorite books! Somehow I missed the celery omelette, but I have recently rediscovered how much I love celery! Molly
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I've just returned from a trip to Yellowstone, where I taught a plein air watercolor class for the Yellowstone Institute. We visited numerous sites; the fall color this year was wonderful, probably the best I have ever seen there. Swan... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I am getting ready to teach a plein air painting class for the Yellowstone Association, and I wanted to share this sketch from my last trip to Norris Geyser Basin--these thermal pools are in Porcelain Basin--I love the opalescent blue!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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American Three-toed Woodpecker & Aspens I'm glad to have the chance to share a few new prints. Here's the first one, and I'll post more images in the coming days. I saw this American Three-toed Woodpecker a few years ago... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I am honoring the Centennial of the National Park Service by posting a painting I did several years ago of Pyramid Peak. It portrays the nearly mile of distance in elevation between Diablo Lake and the summit of Pyramid... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Venice Palazzo In his book Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino imagines Marco Polo telling Kubla Khan about all the cities he visited. In speaking of Venice, Marco Polo says: The lake's surface was barely wrinkled; the copper reflection of the ancient palace of the Sung was shattered into sparkling glints like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at David Hashimoto Paintings
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William Carlos Williams wrote that there are "no ideas but in things." As I taught many groups of children this summer through the King County Library System, I watched them respond to the beautiful things that I brought to share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto