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Jocelyn Curry Asher
Shoreline, Washington
I am an artist, teacher, writer, mom, gardener, traveler and chickenkeeper.
Interests: Integrating art with everyday life. Researching the artists in my family. Taking good care of relationships with family, friends and clients alike. Travel. Organic food and organic gardening. Well-being.
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(A note from me, Jocelyn: I am currently redesigning my site. My name will be added to my banner soon!) Could it be that my last post was done in December of 2021? Almost 2.5 years ago? But I have... Continue reading
Jocelyn Curry Asher added a favorite at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
Nov 19, 2023
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Is there anyone who does not love acorns? Our drawing group threesome here in the greater Seattle area certainly does. This time, we designed these: Thanksgiving placecards, a label to enhance a bagged gourmet treat, and an autumn greeting card. Being inspired by the cute shape of acorns and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2023 at curry powder
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Readers might assume that the little Drawing Group of 3 is no more, but it is this reporter who is to blame for not representing our work for these many months! Through Covid, and through crazy Pacific NW winter weather, we have persevered and met whenever the 3 of us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2023 at curry powder
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When I was a child living in suburban Seattle, in a house with a partial view of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier, a house built by my father in 1951, I loved my dolls. This love continued after we moved abroad in 1961 after I turned 11, intending to stay... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2022 at curry powder
Jocelyn Curry Asher added a favorite at "I never met a color I didn't like!"
Aug 8, 2022
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In the spring of 2020, during which time I was sewing Covid 19 surgical masks for King County health care workers, I began work on a second book. Originally conceived as a booklet of biographical profiles, it evolved into a... Continue reading
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Colored pencil. According to "Siri:" Gaillardia is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, native to North and South America. It was named after Maître Gaillard de Charentonneau, an 18th-century French magistrate who was an enthusiastic botanist. The common name [blanket flower] may refer to the resemblance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2021 at curry powder
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At the age of 16, I learned to do contour drawing while living in southern Spain. Evidently, I liked this practice page of sketches because it's one of the few remaining drawings I have from this time in my life. On the reverse side of the page is a piece... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2021 at curry powder
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PLEASE NOTE: I am sad to report that the artist's book and box I show here was stolen from the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in April of 2022 while on display with the Science Stories collaborative exhibit. The assumption... Continue reading
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During the past two years, two (R & G, I'll call them) of the three of our little drawing group have moved! It has been over a year since I posted a thing on any of my three blog sites. Let's see if I can remember how to do this...... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at curry powder
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From my studio window I have a direct view of this weathered nest box. For years it hung unused until spring of 2019, and now in 2020 it is the trending piece of real estate on our property. A family... Continue reading
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For over a year I have been wanting to send a gift to my daughter's friend who recently had her second baby boy. This cherished baby came along after the sudden, heartbreaking death of her first son at the age of two. Not certain how to commemorate this son while... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2020 at curry powder
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Begun in September, 2018, three interpretive display panels designed by me and illustrated with my watercolors plus photography by Boni Biery, are now in place. Hillwood Park in Shoreline, Washington (my home town) is the location of an ephemeral creek... Continue reading
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Close-up of a couple of repairs. Autumn has officially arrived, and the summer morning reveries back to my childhood years have moved on to current thoughts and goals. Last night I finished another of the items on my summer To Do List: restore the rattan loveseat here in the greenhouse.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at curry powder
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Oranges, by Noble W. Curry Occasionally I will search the internet for artworks attributed to my grandfather or great-uncle. Recently I located two of Noble Curry's fine art prints created during his years as a Works Progress Administration artist. While I was hoping that these two artworks were some of... Continue reading
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Wicker chair in the greenhouse. Graphite. Ada is asleep still at 7:45 on this late summer morning. Now a willowy 8 year​-​old seeking neighborhood play opportunities​ (she lives in a rural home with no neighbors)​, ​my visiting granddaughter​ was once the 3 year-old who popped up with the early summer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2019 at curry powder
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Greenhouse watering can (colored pencil & graphite) We've lived in our home for 40 years, but it is only now, during this mellow August of 2019 that I find myself taking up a studio spot in our greenhouse, feeling reflective as I listen to the birds in the quiet hours... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2019 at curry powder
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Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way was the first-time, urban location for The Art of Drawing Maps by Hand in 2019. The long, Pacific NW daylight hours provided our classroom with ample natural light for the hardworking 13 who took... Continue reading
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In spite of all appearances (here, anyway) the intrepid Drawing Group has continued to meet when the three of us are all able to set aside the same Tuesday mornings. Through all of life's events, whether planned or unplanned in our three lives, we prioritize where necessary so that we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at curry powder
One thing leads to another. I love old fashioned ink and paint, and I also love delving into technology. So here's the new hybrid in my world of cartology just in time for a New Year. My daughter and her... Continue reading
I took the plunge yesterday and started learning to do animation--applied to a map. Why? My daughter and her business partner are offering a musicians' showcase concert in Manhattan on January 7. This is for the benefit of attendees of the international APAP conference who are looking for talented bands... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2018 at curry powder
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With personal information removed, here is the finished map. At 20"x26", the map is large enough to allow a greatly reduced image of it to be folded and used as a pocket map while family members and private visitors navigate... Continue reading
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The Drawing Group always looks forward to the warming days of summer when we meet up on a driftwood log or picnic table near the beach in Edmonds, WA. This year we perched along the walkway by the marina there, our thermoses and treats spread out within reach as we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at curry powder
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Diablo Lake appeared cold and colorless compared to the vivid aqua water and verdant trees we are accustomed to seeing during my usual June workshops. Late winter snow and cold did not deter 11 participants from heading up the North... Continue reading