Golden Gate

A journal sketch from a photo as we traveled across the Golden Gate Bridge from Napa Valley. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Strawberries

Another image from our travels through Watsonville and all of the strawberries. As long as I can remember, strawberry boxes always were from Watsonville, California. Even better when super fresh. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Artichoke

Traveling from San Francisco airport to Carmel, we pass through Watsonville, California. This is part of the bread basket of America and you can tell by the miles and mile of vegetable fields as far as the eye can see. The Artichoke plants were beautiful and the Artichokes are almost ready for picking. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Stage Harbor Fish House

This structure is now part of the Chatham Harbor Master. Originally I guess it was part of a fish house. There used to be a large brick building nearby that was a ice house to store fish and then was used to store cranberries. That structure burned down. This small structure is right on a dock and has the tower feature next to it that may have been used to dry nets. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Eight Cousins

Carol Chittenden and her mother, Betty Borg, opened the doors of Eight Cousins on July 1, 1986. Established as a children’s bookstore on Main Street in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The store quickly became a favorite stop for Falmouth’s children and their parents, and, as word spread, Eight Cousins became a “must-stop” for visitors as well. Between those two heads they shared the love of books, art, and the value of children, but they had exactly zero knowledge of business. This view is when we left Anejo Mexican Restaurant across the street at dusk. The bright yellow glow of the interior lighting was wonderful. Faber Castell Art Pens with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Stage Harbor

A plein air sketch on a beautiful day over the Labor Day weekend. Stage Harbor is located in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. This is the working harbor for Chatham with many pleasure and fishing boats. It is also the harbor that the Coast Guard left from for the rescue show in the movie “The Finest Hour. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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