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Molly Hashimoto
Seattle, Washington
Interests: painting, hiking and gardening
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I am currently reading the first volume of Fermor's travel narrative, A Time of Gifts. His trip occurred in the 1930s but he didn't write the book until 30 years later and I am struck by the number of things... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've spent the last couple of weeks offering Summer Reading programs for the King County Library System and have visited many far-flung libaries in the system, from Maple Valley to Woodinville and many places in between. The program is called... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Painting by David Hashimoto From July 11th to September 6th my husband, David Hashimoto, will be exhibiting his paintings at Hiroki, a tea/espresso/dessert cafe in Wallingford, 2224 North 56th ST. Hours are 12 to 4 on Tuesday, 12 to 9... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Next Friday through Sunday, July 18-20 I'm teaching a workshop for Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. We had filled the workshop, but unexpectedly several people had to drop out and we now have an opening. Sitka is wonderful at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
These are wonderful, Jocelyn! I appreciated being able to peruse these maps with more leisure--the very unique quality of each is a delight!
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I just received my Birds 2015 calendar from Pomegranate. It's a mini-wall calendar and sells for $7.99. It features 12 of my bird block prints. I'm excited to see them in this new format. The calendars are available directly from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Watercolor by Laura Dickinson Today I am sharing the work of a few students who decided to work in a smaller journal format last weekend in the landscape watercolor class that I taught for the North Cascades Institute. Watercolor by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Watercolor by Bonnie Larson Today I am sharing a few more of the paintings students created in the recent workshop I taught at the North Cascades Institute. These represent the various sites and also a couple of the exercises we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Watercolor by Robin Pederson I am going to feature a few of the paintings that were done in the workshop I taught at the North Cascades Institute last weekend. (Look for more in the coming days). I bought several sheets... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I've just returned from a beautiful weekend up in the North Cascades, teaching a landscape watercolor workshop for the North Cascades Institute. We painted on location at the Environmental Learning Center on Diablo Lake and also took a short drive... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week we hiked a short trail, up about 1500 feet to maybe 4,000 feet of elevation, near Detroit Lake off the Santiam Highway in the Oregon Cascades. I was completely knocked out by the combination of blooming native rhododendrons... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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While we were exploring the Crater Lake Rim, I sat down with my sketchbook and drew the complete landscape pictured here, in pencil. I also made some color notes, by blocking in these squares and using my small Winsor and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Whitebark Pines At Crater Lake there were other attractions besides the morning glory blue hue of the Lake itself. High above the Lake on Rim Drive there were magnificent hemlocks, Shasta firs and whitebark pines. I couldn't decide which I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last week I spent several days in Bend, Oregon and got the chance to visit Crater Lake National Park, which I'd never seen before. Like so many others before me, I was completely amazed when I saw the Lake.The blue... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I was excited to get a copy of the Summer 2014 Bas Bleu catalog in the mail yesterday: it has one of my block prints on the cover: California Quail, published with 3 other prints as a boxed set of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Cornice sketches by John Ruskin Next fall I'm teaching a weeklong workshop in Venice, Italy through Il Chiostro and have researched many of the artists who visited Venice in the past. Most famous of them is John Ruskin, author of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Print by Isabel Beavers Today I'm sharing another student's prints, still from last weekend's printmaking workshop at the North Cascades Institute. Like some of the other students, Isabel came to the workshop with some deep feelings for certain landscapes and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Print by Mary Ingels Today I'm sharing a couple more of the prints so kindly shared with me by 2 of the students who joined me last weekend at the North Cascades Institute. I love how both of these artists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Print by Francis Smith I am sharing a couple of prints from the printmaking workshop I taught last weekend at the North Cascades Institute. Francis Smith, a student who'd traveled over from San Juan Island, created this strong image from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last weekend during the workshop I taught for the North Cascades Institute, I got out for a number of walks and short hikes as I always do when I am up visiting or teaching. I love to amble around early... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last weekend I taught a printmaking class for the North Cascades Institute. Everyone created dramatic work, most of it inspired by the natural world. I gave a short talk about how my prints tried to capture the moment of surprise... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Ever since moving 14 years ago, I've waited for the prize-winning bi-colored iris Edith Wolford to come into her own. She performed stunningly in the old garden, but has never put on much of a show at our new house.... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Last weekend I visited family in the western Chicago suburbs and went on an outing to the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove, the suburb so-named because it had once been a long grove of oak and hickory trees.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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I'll be heading up to the North Cascades Institute's Environmental Learning Center in May and June to teach and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the new leaves on trees, and bright greens of new conifer growth. I painted... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto
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Etching by Virignia Hungate-Hawk My friend and teacher Virginia Hungate-Hawk will be offering a workshop--- A Sense of Place: Cartography through Printmaking at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology on the Oregon coast this summer. Dates are July 20 through... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at Molly Hashimoto