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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I've always been a huge fan of chamber music, especially string quartets, and today I'm writing about the free concerts the Evergreen String Quartet is giving around Portland, the Oregon coast and Seattle. My daughter is a violist who lives... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Molly Hashimoto
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Each year when I teach up at the North Cascades I get to meet one or more of the season's graduate students, and sometimes also get to hear about their research, part of their requirement for receiving their Master's degree... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Saturday of last weekend (when I was up at the North Cascades Institute teaching a plein air watercolor workshop) we spent the morning up at the Diablo Lake Overlook, and it was interesting to watch a towering cumulus cloud... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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This past weekend, I was joined by 16 painters at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center where we stayed 2 nights and painted outdoors for 3 days in several different locations, enjoying marvelous and healthy food at every meal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Block print by Ellen Naden Today I am sharing some of the work that students did at the workshop I taught for the North Cascades Institute last weekend at the Burke Museum. In only 2 days, the students came up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Saul Weisberg will be reading from Headwaters, his recently published book of poems, on Friday, June 12 at 7:30pm at the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake, just off highway 20. The event is open to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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photo by Molly Hashimoto Walking along the shoreline at Pacific Grove we were surprised by acres of flowering ice plants growing above the granite boulders of Monterey Bay. And a Monarch butterfly, perhaps staying late after wintering there. photo by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I visited Monterey, California last week and spent a large part of my time outdoors on various shorelines around Monterey Bay. I don't think I have ever seen a place so rich in wildlife. It seemed everywhere we walked there... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On May 29 and 30th I'll be teaching a block printing class at the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus, through the North Cascades Institute. I visited the Museum on Saturday to preview the work we would get... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week we headed over to Preston to paint en plein air, something I really enjoy doing, especially in the Pacific northwest, where the air is moist and paintings stay wet and workable. I had invited some of my longtime... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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I spent a few days last week over on the east side in Leavenworth, looking at some locations for the workshop I will be teaching at the Wenatchee River Institute in September. I had never visited at this time of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I share a beautiful poem from a new book by Saul Weisberg, Executive Director of the North Cascades Institute. Pictured left is the book, designed by Jessica Haag. I was so glad to share one of my watercolors for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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This week I heard from Russ Steele at Seattle Audubon's Nature Shop that they are now carrying the Young Naturalist's Sketchbook, a book I wrote and illustrated for Pomegranate that was released this year. The Shop is a great resource... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Yesterday in Seattle we experienced an afternoon thunderstorm that brought heavy rain and welcome snow to the Cascades. I took this telephoto shot of an opening in the clouds near Mt. Index, finally blanketed in snow. The sight was entirely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Saturday I traveled to the Newcastle Library to offer a program for teens on keeping journals, and I brought natural objects that spoke of springtime, including this tiny hummingbird nest, borrowed from Seattle Audubon along with a robin's nest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Indigenous Beauty poster Yesterday after a long absence I took a trip down to the Seattle Art Museum. I spent the whole time in the Indigenous Beauty exhibit, which truly impressed me, beginning with the well-designed poster for the exhibit,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On Wednesday a friend and I visited the Arboretum, in honor of cherry blossom time. In spite of the downpour this past weekend, the cherries were in magnificent bloom. There were many people there, strolling, photographing, happily enjoying the sun... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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On May 29th and 30th, I'll be offering a 2 day printmaking class through the North Cascades Institute. I intend to launch the workshop by looking at the Burke's stunning native art and wildlife specimens and my plan for us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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In July I will be teaching a watercolor workshop at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology: Flora and Fauna of Cascade Head. Registration for non-members opens tomorrow, March 9th. We'll use all kinds of water-based media to sketch and paint... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Sure, Simona...the first is a chickadee and the second is a female rufous hummingbird. Molly
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2015 on New Bird Prints at Molly Hashimoto
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I've been working hard on some new prints, both block prints and moku hanga and in coming days I'll share some of the new efforts. I'm also rearranging my website to reflect some of this new work. I'm excited about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I am writing about the workshops I'm teaching this coming year, beginning in May. To register, just click on the links for each. North Cascades Institute Watercolor Wildlife, May 1-3 Printmaking at the Burke Museum, May 29-30 Watercolor Landscape,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Block print by Beverly Scruton We had a great time in the printmaking workshop I taught at Daniel Smith on Sunday. I was pleased that it filled and had a waiting list, so we decided to offer another session for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
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Today I'm sharing a petition sponsored by Seattle Audubon to preserve shorebird habitat at Union Bay Natural Area, also known as the Montlake Fill. Habitat for shorebirds like sandpipers and dowitchers has declined drastically over recent years, and now the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Molly Hashimoto
Simona, have you ever read the intro to If On a Winter's Night A Traveler? It's about picking out the book you are going to read next. It is the best thing I've ever read about reading and choosing books. I love it! Oh would I ever love to hop on a plane to see Carnevale!
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