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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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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 6 days ago 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
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Last week I saw this male and female merganser at the Magnuson Park wetlands, each of them in a different pond. I hadn't seen them in previous seasons and I wonder if they will now be residents here. Each month... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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This morning before heading out to teach I wanted to be sure to share some of the work students created in the block printing class yesterday at Daniel Smith Artists' Materials in Seattle. It amazes me what people come up... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Wintering Swans I just finished a print that was inspired by a trip earlier this winter up to the Skagit Valley. Swans were feeding in the fields with Three Fingers Peak and Whitehorse Mountain in the background. I'll be teaching... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent the last few days in Tokeland, Washington. The light was beautiful there--the word pearly always comes to mind when I try to describe what that north coast light is like, especially in late winter/early spring. I visited two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday was a snow day in Seattle, and the transformation was beautiful. I walked and photographed at Magnuson Park--the wetlands are my favorite part of the Park, in order to make a note of this special day. The wet heavy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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In preparation for the block printing workshop I offered at Daniel Smith a couple of weeks ago (and in anticipation of the next workshop on March 5), I created a few new prints. Today I am sharing the Cedars. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Kokeshi Block Print by Lisa Tsang I had to share what Lisa Tsang came up with in our workshop on Sunday...so perfect! She created an origami "pussy hat" to place on the head of her kokeshi block print! Thanks so... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I taught a block printing workshop at the Seattle Daniel Smith store and the 10 very engaged and committed students created some delightful prints--I was very pleased at how well the materials worked and to see the students able... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been preparing for block printing workshops at Daniel Smith by creating new prints. This one is not one of the newest, but I thought I would post it before winter slipped away, as it a celebration of winter. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 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 see the modest two and three story homes and shops that were traditionally occupied by the lace... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at David Hashimoto Paintings
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Earlier this week I visited a friend who lives up in the Skagit Valley and she took me to some of her favorite winter spots for observing birds. We saw American kestrels, short-eared owls, Northern harriers, swans and snow geese... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Next Saturday I'll be offering a demonstration at the Seattle Daniel Smith store from 11am to 12:30pm on block printing with oil-based inks and watercolor. This is the method I use to create the calendars and cards published by Pomegranate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Aspens in Springtime Over the holidays I received a very special book as a gift: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. He worked as a forester in Germany for many years and now manages a private woodland where... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Earlier this week we walked around Union Bay Natural Area where extensive wetlands are being laid out--it was impressive how much work had been accomplished already. And in the usual spot we saw the wood ducks,this time a pair. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week I took this photo from Magnuson Park; it's the view of Lake Washington and the Cascades beyond, including Mt. Index,which towers over highway 2 on the way to Stevens Pass. I have been enjoying this cold and snow,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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I just read a review by Verlyn Klinkenborg in the New York Review of Books--it's about the book The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy by Michael McCarthy. McCarthy writes, "We have been operators of computers for a single generation and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday as it began to rain in the afternoon we walked around the Magnuson Wetlands; the rewards are great when no one else is around and the weather is inhospitable. Birds make appearances, silence prevails. Seeing the pied-bill grebe and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Molly Hashimoto
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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 Dec 3, 2016 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 Nov 29, 2016 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 Nov 28, 2016 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