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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I'm so pleased to be invited to Magnolia's Bookstore to celebrate Indies First this coming Saturday, November 25th. I'll be there from 4 to 6pm to sign books and will bring a few of my journals and sketching supplies so... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Lewis's Woodpecker If you couldn't make the opening, the art exhibit continues at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library, Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, 3501 NE 41st ST, Seattle. Through the month of November I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I was thrilled this morning to open up the Northwest Traveler section of the Seattle Times and find editor Brian Cantwell's review of Colors of the West. I am honored by his praise for the book. A favorite quote from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm exhibiting 2 works at the Sitka Art Invitational at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, this coming weekend. One of the pieces on display is this watercolor, Cascades Autumn, and the other is a block print hand-pressed with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday I gave a short talk at the Barn Beach Reserve for the Wenatchee River Institute. I met some very nice people, and want to say thanks to Brook Hinton and Patrick Walker of the Wenatchee River Institute, as well... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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You can sign up here for the webinar I presented for Mountaineers Books. You'll learn about how I interpret colorful landscapes through pen and brush, visiting many iconic parks, refuges and monuments. Birds and mammals, trees and flowers are also... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, copyright 2017 Skipstone Press I'm sharing a link from the October 2017 issue of Seattle magazine about my book, Colors of the West. I was honored that Danny Sullivan chose to write about the book,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent the weekend teaching a group of enthusiastic plein air painters at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center. We spent much time on the Center's campus, but also took a field trip up to Thunder Arm, with views... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'm always on the lookout for new sketchbooks when I go to art stores. I can't find the spiral bound Arches sketchbooks that I had been using for many years (they are no longer being made), so I think I'm... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 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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