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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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On Saturday, September 30th, I'm helping the Redmond Library, as they celebrate their 90th birthday with arts programs. I'll be giving a short slide presentation about my new book Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. Afterwards... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Molly Hashimoto
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On Sunday, September 24th, I'll be at Village Books in Bellingham at 4pm for a short slide presentation about my new book Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. Afterwards there will be time for questions, conversation... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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The North Cascades Institute's graphic designer, Kiley Barbero, created this fall-inspired poster using a watercolor sketch I did of one of the Early Winters Spires in autumn--the sketch appears in my new book Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm celebrating the official release of my book Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. You can find it in bookstores, on The Mountaineers Books website and on Amazon's books site. I'll be writing again as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week we spent a few days at the ocean, on the Long Beach Peninsula, staying up north of Ocean Park, where there are very few people. On the beach we mostly saw birds, like these Caspian terns. I love... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I didn't stray far from home yesterday, but in Seattle where I live, the light was amazing and weird, and like so many many others, I found the cast shadows of leaves to be the most wonderful part! These are... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Winter Birds Box front cover I am ready for some precipitation, whether it is rain or snow! Yesterday I received my newly published holiday cards from Pomegranate Communications. These cards are block prints that I created last year, and include... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I painted this several years ago and wanted to share it today, as it reminds me of the Seattle of 10 years ago-- a very different place. There is no 520 high rise in this painting. And many fewer cars... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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In June and July we walked in the wetlands at Magnuson Park and watched a mother pied-bill grebe incubating her eggs for what seemed like weeks in the middle of the pond just west of the Lake. One of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Here are two more of the block prints that are included in the new Trees cards published by Pomegranate Communications. Several years ago I hiked up past Schreiber's Meadow on the south side of Mt. Baker and saw a remarkable... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm sharing another of the block prints I created for the new Pomegranate Communications boxed card set: Trees. This is one of my favorites; I have loved the Garry oaks, or Oregon white oaks ever since I first noticed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Crater Lake, by Gunnar Widforss I'm writing today to invite you to a lecture on Gunnar Widforss that Alan Petersen, curator at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, is giving at the Swedish Club in Seattle on Wednesday, July... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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The 2018 Birds Calendar is now available from Pomegranate Communications. Included are all new block print images. I love what Pomegranate's graphic designers created on the cover with lettering and colors that enhance the bird art. This is a black-crowned... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent last weekend teaching at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake. Seattle City Light's Diablo Dam has been spilling since March because of all the snow and rain this winter and spring. What a sight--... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Molly Hashimoto's Birds Coloring Book $7.95 I just received my newly published work from Pomegranate Communications, including the Birds Coloring book, Trees boxed notecard set and a new notecard of the Black-crowned Night Heron. I'll include photos of all the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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In Venice: The Artist's Vision, Julian Halsby quotes an art critic who was a contemporary of James McNeil Whistler. The critic, Frederick Wedmore stated: Some of us thought at first they (Whistler's etchings) were not satisfactory because they did not record the Venice which the cultivated tourist, with his guidebooks... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at David Hashimoto Paintings
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This new boxed set of notecards will be available any day now at Pomegranate Communications. I am so pleased to be able to share my block prints in this smaller format with a wider audience. (All four images are available... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
Thank you so much, Simona! The release date is September 5, 2017, and I will be posting more information soon.
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Today I announce the upcoming release of Colors of the West: An Artist's Guide to Nature's Palette. I wrote and illustrated this book for everyone who loves the west. It's filled with plein air sketches of landscapes and wildlife from... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I share a couple more photos of spring beauties. I can't leave the house without my camera these days! The first photo is of fiddleheads, the new growth of native sword ferns in our front yard. The second is... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent the weekend teaching at the Wenatchee River Institute, in Leavenworth, Washington. The theme was spring landscapes, and I had some doubts about how many spring wildflower we would see. I was fortunate to get directions and advice from... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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A couple of weeks ago we visited Rockport State Park, a jewel just off Highway 20 on the way up to the North Cascades. I visited a few years ago in August, and at the time I knew I would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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In The Stones of Venice, John Ruskin wrote that Venice is "still left for our beholding in the final period of her decline: a ghost upon the sands of the sea, so weak-so quiet,-so bereft of all but her loveliness that we might well doubt, as we watched her faint... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at David Hashimoto Paintings
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Hummingbirds, second photo Last week I visited the neighborhood wetlands and was lucky enough to see this nest. I am showing two photos--the first is from a week ago, and the second from yesterday. It's remarkable how quickly these small... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been working on prints in the last couple of months and today I am sharing two of the new ones. I've posted photos of long-billed dowitchers in the past after seeing them at Magnuson Park wetlands and at other... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto