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Author Archives: D. Abreu
Busy weeks, not much Art…
The last few weeks have been a challenge for me in order to go out an sketch some. The weather has been cold and rainy and the work very demanding but last week I was able to take some time off … Continue reading
A Day at the Pantages Theater
A week ago I met USK Tacoma at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma. We had torrential rain but despite that over 30 people showed up. This is a beautiful place but also so overwhelming to sketch. I sat down in … Continue reading
Getting to Know my Brand New Sailor DE Brush Stroke Style Calligraphy Pen
Wow, what a long name this pen has! Because there is a large variety of Sailor’s pens and this is quite unique. In my journey of experimentations with fountain pens I kept hearing that this pen was fantastic for sketching as … Continue reading
It was a cold day!
A week ago it was the month Tacoma Urban Sketchers outing. It was a very cold day and we met at a local restaurant for the meet and greet. A lot of my fellow sketchers decided to stay indoors (wise) and … Continue reading
As We Transition to a New Year
I began this journey after my parents died. A way to heal the wounds maybe, a way to process my grief and loss, or a way to say goodbye. It was not planned, it just happened. When I was a child … Continue reading
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A plane in disguise!
A couple of weeks ago USk Tacoma met at this wonderful furniture in Sumner, WA. I remember that I visited The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse probably 17 years ago and I loved it the first time I laid eyes in it but never … Continue reading
A 20 Minute Sketch!
It’s been one week since I sketched last. Way too long. One thing I have noticed since I began sketching is that the more you do it, the more you Need to do it. It’s like chocolate. Have you ever … Continue reading
Experimenting with Fountain Pens
One thing I love about this artistic endeavor is that I get to experiment with different mediums or combination of mediums in a regular bases. Last week I received two items that I was waiting for. My Lamy fine point … Continue reading
A Very Wet Day!
Yes Fall is here. I don’t only recognize it because of the beautiful colors but it is also non stop pouring out there. Last week our Urban Sketchers Tacoma Chapter had its monthly weekend outing and we went to the Pacific … Continue reading
A Hot Day in the Hot Shop!
A week ago I was able to take the day off. The first thing in my mind considering how hectic the last two weeks have been was sketching. I invited my fellow sketcher Frances for this Ad Hoc trip and … Continue reading