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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I'll be visiting several Puget Sound bookstores to share my new book, Colors of the West. Here are some dates so far, and I hope you can make it! University Bookstore, Seattle, Thursday, September 14 at 7pm Browsers Books, Olympia,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago 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
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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