Missing my mom even more today on what would have been her 86th birthday. I think of her every day for the values, work ethic and love for all that she taught my sister and I to live daily. Mom used to love to see all of the beautiful tulips that are grown in the Skagit Valley of Washington State. Great day trips and memories. Love and miss you mom… Happy Birthday! Tulips in Daniel Smith Watercolors in a 6″ x 8″ Moleskine Watercolor Book.



Saquatucket Harbor

Saquatucket Harbor is one of three harbors located in Harwich, MA on the southern side of Cape Cod. Historically, Harwich has been a fishing hub on the cape.  Even though the day was sunny after the storm, at 16 degrees in the winter, everything takes on a gray hue with the exception of a sliver of orange as part of the sunset. Pigma Micron pens, Daniel Smith watercolors, Stillman and Birn Alpha Series Sketchbook.

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Brick Block – Chatham, MA

A day trip to Cape Cod today after the blizzard of yesterday left over 20″ of snow. This sketch was done in the car parked across the street from the building. You sketch where you can in mid-winter in New England at 16 degrees and high winds. The Brick Block is a historic commercial building on Main Street and Chatham Bars Road in Chatham, Massachusetts. The 1-1/2 story English Revival structure was built in 1914 by Joseph Nickerson, a master mason, to a design by architect Harvey Bailey Alden. It originally housed shops on the first floor and residences on the upper floor. The block was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Pigma Micron pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Taunton District Courthouse

The former Taunton District Courthouse is a Greek Revival style building located at 15 Court Street. It was originally constructed in 1826 as the county courthouse at the site of the current superior courthouse, but moved to its current location in the 1890s. Constructed in red brick, the building features a white wooden portico and copper-capped cupola on the roof. Prismacolor Black Art Pens, Pelikan watercolors, Niji waterbrush in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Slater Park

Classic wooden sign at the entrance to Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI.  The park is named after Samuel Slater, a famous American industrialist who constructed America’s first water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket. The park lies on the banks of the beautiful Ten Mile River and features the 1685 Daggett House, the oldest house in Pawtucket. The park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. It also features an original Loof Carousel (future sketch). Pigma Micron Pens, Derwent watercolor pencils in Alpha Series Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Middleboro Muttock (Oliver Mill)

The site of the ruins of Oliver Mill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 as the Muttock Historic and Archeological District. Peter Oliver erected a forge and slitting mill on the dam that was constructed in 1744 on the Nemastic River. The iron foundry, called Oliver’s furnace was located just below the dam. The sketch is of the Nemastic Street Bridge located on the site of the original dam built after the Indians left in the early 173o’s. The water of the Nemastic River appeared to be ink black against the backdrop of white snow. Micron pens, Pelikan watercolors in an Alpha series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

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