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 By Mack Benek    Opinion

An inspiring piece of machinery | Sketching Edmonds

While sharing a company Christmas dinner with my wife's co-workers at the delightful little Italian restaurant on Fifth Avenue South – Girardi's – I asked if anyone knew what th... — Updated 1/20/2022

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

A tribute to Bridget Hanley | Sketching Edmonds

I was assigned a sketch of the Log Cabin Visitors Center on Fifth Avenue North in Edmonds visitors center as a tribute to Bridget Hanley, who recently passed away. It was her... — Updated 1/5/2022

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

A light pole evokes Christmas symbolism | Sketching Edmonds

My assignment this week was to do something "Christmasy." So much Christmas symbolism has become so cliché that it is a challenge to come up with something original. Admittedly,... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Charcoal: Orchestrated machinations | Sketching Edmonds

It is a unique experience being involved with the unveiling of the new building at Second and Main in Edmonds. I am privileged to be part of Mary Olsen's vision of Graphite.... — Updated 12/16/2021

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

The pumpkin patch on Highway 99 | Sketching Edmonds

The closest thing we have to an urban pumpkin patch here is probably Country Farms, which sits on the edge of Edmonds city limits on Highway 99 at 228th Street SW. The front is a... — Updated 10/29/2021

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

Inspiration found: A bench and a ukulele | Sketching Edmonds

After driving around Edmonds for almost an hour looking for inspiration, nothing was speaking to me. I decided to stop by Sunset Avenue and think about where to search next. Sunset... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Sunset at Brackett's Landing | Sketching Edmonds

The other day, when the Edmonds Sketchers group arrived at Brackett's Landing, we hoped to capture the blazing colors that crossed the skies the evening before. But Northwest... — Updated 9/23/2021

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

Teriyaki memories, samurai warriors | Sketching Edmonds

Every time I drive down Main Street past the little teriyaki restaurant next to the "Floatlines" mural, I have so many memories. My first experience with teriyaki was at Toshi... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

'Beach Studies': Sketching Edmonds

Not being a person who does well in direct sunlight, I nevertheless headed down to Marina Beach Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sketch pad, pencils, watercolors, and water... — Updated 7/15/2021

 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Enjoying a feeling of freedom | Sketching Edmonds

Edmonds Sketchers met at City Park on June 19. We lucked out again with another beautiful spring day, and it appeared that everyone at the park was enjoying a feeling of freedom. It... — Updated 7/8/2021

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

An Edmonds icon in bright spring

It was spring of last year when sketched the North Sound Church on Bell Street. Trees and plants were just beginning to bud. The late afternoon sun lit up the bright white of the... — Updated 6/13/2021

 By Mack Benek    Opinion

An Edmonds ghost on Fifth | Mack Benek

An Edmonds ghost on Fifth This week I drew a ghost. After a couple of failed sketching trips, I consulted my flat file and pulled out some efforts from the past. This drawing of... — Updated 5/13/2021

 By Tracy Felix    Opinion

Perfect setting: The Edmonds Marina | Sketching Edmonds

Editor's note: Tracy Felix of ARTspot will occasionally turn over her Sketching Edmonds column to a guest artist. This week's artist is Delores Haugland. Felix wrote the following.... — Updated 5/5/2021


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