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Even Harbour Pointe 'industrial area' appealing to the eye

In Mukilteo, especially in Harbour Pointe, even the industry buildings add to the beauty. Dillon Works is one of many, thanks. It is good to be getting out to enjoy this city in... — Updated 6/16/2020


The beach is open! | Travel Sketcher

It was so nice to get out and do a sketch on location. Kids playing. Kites in the air. Folks just sitting on logs. Just a bit of normal feels so right. Stay safe as things open up.... — Updated 5/29/2020


Montana ghost town | Travel Sketcher

A sketch from a ghost town in Montana a few years ago, timely considering our towns are a bit deserted these days, and it reminds me of how much I miss getting out into the open... — Updated 5/13/2020


Virtual travel continues | Travel Sketcher

Like all of you I am staying in, yet reliving some past trips. I did this sketch last week from a photo as part of a 30-day challenge to revisit past trips – a virtual break from... — Updated 4/22/2020


'Stay At Home' style travel | Travel Sketcher

Like the rest of you, the Travelsketcher is not doing any traveling, but I can revisit places to which I have traveled by sketching from photos. This is Moustiers-Sainte-Marie in... — Updated 4/22/2020


Travel Sketcher

The views in this area are always sketch-worthy. This is from Duke's on Lake Union. Sailboat, Queen Anne, and the lake - even on a rainy day it is a delight.... — Updated 2/26/2020


Travel Sketcher | Cabernets & IPA's

New in Mukilteo - Cabernets & IPA's. Come for the view, one of the best in the city, stay for the food and the amazing staff. I predict many sketches from the deck this... — Updated 1/15/2020


Travel Sketcher | Where will the roads lead this year?

What does the year hold in store for us? Doubt we can guess, but the journey will be an adventure. Happy New Year! I have been pondering the roads I have traveled and curious where... — Updated 12/31/2019


Travel Sketcher | Produce displays

Produce displays are a pallet of colors. This one at PCC in Bothell caught my eye while I was having a cup of coffee. My wife, who has a degree in nutrition, reminds me that the... — Updated 12/18/2019


Travel Sketcher | Hello from Seoul

On the last morning in Seoul, I did this sketch over a cup of coffee, looking out the window of the cafe. Seoul was never high in the list of places I wanted to visit, yet, as I... — Updated 12/4/2019


Greetings from Tokyo l Travel Sketcher

I am in Tokyo this week. This is Akaji Shrine. I sketched this while sipping tea in the cafe. Wherever you may be this week, take a moment to sip some tea and savor the moment.... — Updated 11/6/2019


Out with the old, in with the new l Travel Sketcher

The new Mukilteo Ferry Terminal is rising. The old, current terminal is in the distance. The waterfront will change, that is for sure. I hear many opinions, but I do hope that in... — Updated 10/16/2019


Sights from San Diego l Travel Sketcher

We were in San Diego this month for a wedding. This sketch of the patio at our Airbnb while having my morning tea made for a pleasant start to a busy day. Terry - the... — Updated 10/2/2019


Another successful Festival l Travel Sketcher

Mukilteo's Lighthouse Festival. I saw a few familiar folks and met a few new. I met Beacon editor Brandon's mom and chatted with the volunteers who made it all possible. I sketched... — Updated 9/19/2019


A favorite spot of mine l Travel Sketcher

Join me on Sept. 7 at Sage & Cinder; it will be their one-year anniversary celebration. I will be doing on-the-spot sketches free for anyone who wants one. People who know me... — Updated 9/5/2019


One year of sketches l Travel Sketcher

Thank you to all who have followed this column for the last year, and thank you to the many who have contacted me. It has been an honor to share my sketches. Sometimes you only... — Updated 8/22/2019


The wonder of flight l Travel Sketcher

We have three museums featuring the world of flight in our area. The Historic Flight Foundation is often overshadowed by Boeing’s Future of Flight or Paul Allen's Flying... — Updated 7/17/2019


Celebrating a free press

For the last 243 years, newspapers large and small have protected our freedom by keeping us informed. A free press is essential to our survival as a nation. Thank you to The Beacon... — Updated 7/3/2019


What a view l Travel Sketcher

This office building has one of the best views in all of Mukilteo, as well as being a great structure. For many years it housed Gallery Homes, but no more. For Mukilteo sketchers,... — Updated 6/19/2019


Shooting over par l Travel Sketcher

A couple of regulars at the Red Cork complaining about golf scores. If you recognize these fellas, tell them you saw their sketch. Thanks to all the sketchers who have joined my... — Updated 6/5/2019


Rosehill acrylics

Last week I spent an afternoon at Rosehill painting with acrylics. A kind gentleman approached me and asked, “Are you the Travelsketcher?” That is always such a thrill. With... — Updated 5/15/2019


Good morning from Orcas l Travel Sketcher

The ferry from Anacortes stops at Lopez Island to let off cars and people. I sketched this from the upper deck of the ferry. We are spending the weekend on Orcas Island, a... — Updated 5/1/2019


Busy beach season coming soon l Travel Sketcher

Lighthouse Park is getting quite busy, a sure sign of spring and summer. Soon even this tree will have leaves. I never tire of sketching at the beach, and would love to meet up... — Updated 4/17/2019


Paine Field terminal: A job well done l Travel Sketcher

The terminal at Paine Field is unsurpassed in comfort and warmth. For 25 years I traveled the world, I have seen hundreds of airports, but nothing like ours - well done to all... — Updated 4/3/2019


Nature Together is a great addition to Mukilteo l TravelSketcher

Nature Together is a magical addition to Mukilteo. Kristin and her friendly crew have a mission of getting people into nature, from the youngest to the oldest members of the... — Updated 3/20/2019


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