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Pilings on the beach | Travel Sketcher

From the archives: This acrylic painting was done by Terry the Travelsketcher in 2019. Most of his sketches now are watercolors. This subject is the area tucked between the Silver... — Updated 6/8/2022


A pint and a bit of history | Travel Sketcher

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, though probably small. If we could travel it would be fine to visit Australia, where it is springtime warm. This is a pub, The Hero of... — Updated 3/16/2022


Surviving the heat wave | Travel Sketcher

Monday was one June day we will long remember. Most of us enjoy the moderate temperatures of the Puget Sound region, 100-plus degrees is a challenge for all. Terry – the... — Updated 3/16/2022


When in France, Van Gogh comes to mind | Travel Sketcher

Thinking as I often do of travel and France, Van Gogh style images come to mind – distant hills and farmers working in yellow ocher fields. Hope you are planning to travel again... — Updated 3/16/2022


Lava into the sea | Travel Sketcher

This is Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii. I did this for my wife to put in her blog post about a time we visited this amazing place. The lava is running right into the sea. We do... — Updated 3/16/2022


The next great adventure | Travel Sketcher

If all continues to go as planned, in March we will be in France. This is a small chapel at the end of rue d'église in Saint-Céneri-le-Géri, about 30 miles from where we plan to... — Updated 3/16/2022


Salty Dawg Saloon is worth a visit | Travel Sketcher

The Salty Dawg Saloon is an iconic pub in Homer, Alaska. A bit touristy these days but worth a stop for its rich history. The last sketch of the totem, was located at the Hoglaund... — Updated 3/16/2022


A snowy Mukilteo | Travel Sketcher

While many people were content to stay inside with a hot beverage and a warm fire, Terry the Travelsketcher was busy at work capturing a little bit of Mukilteo's winter wonderland.... — Updated 3/16/2022


Packing up | Travel Sketcher

The time is getting close for my sketches to start coming from France. I am looking forward to sharing a bit of the journey. Terry – the Travel Sketcher is a Mukilteo resident,... — Updated 3/16/2022


A chateau in France | Travel Sketcher

Assuming all of the paperwork is in order, the Travel Sketcher will be headed to France shortly. He will be living just 12 minutes from Chateau Domfront in March. Terry – the... — Updated 2/9/2022


Feeding the crows | Travel Sketcher

On these fall/winter mornings the crows flock around us as we walk. They know we carry peanuts. Crows are able to remember people, according to research done at the University of... — Updated 11/24/2021


Fisherman's Terminal is artist's delight | Travel Sketcher

I visited Fisherman's Terminal. It is such a draw for us sketchers – tall outriggers from the fishing boats against the dark sky. Hope you are traveling more these days. Terry... — Updated 11/10/2021


On the road again in Utah | Travel Sketcher

Greetings from Utah. We spent the last 10 days visiting national parks in Utah. We're so glad to be back traveling. This is Broken Arch at Arches National Park. Hope you are... — Updated 10/13/2021


A castle in Avignon, France | Travel Sketcher

Avignon in Provence is one of my favorite places. Be sure to check it out when you get to travel, I hope to get there again by spring, if the pandemic cooperates. Terry – the... — Updated 8/20/2021


Scene from a trip along Chuckanut Drive | Travel Sketcher

A lady and her dog at Taylor's Shellfish Farm on Chuckanut Drive. We spent a sunny afternoon eating oysters on the waterfront – summer in the Northwest.  Terry – the... — Updated 8/11/2021


Journey to a fabulous French village | Travel Sketcher

With much of the world opening up to travel, France is now open. I hope we all get to start journeying beyond our backyards. Villages like these are destinations in my future, I... — Updated 6/16/2021


Where in Mukilteo is this located? | Travel Sketcher

Do you know where this is? It is in Mukilteo. If you know where it is send me an email. The first five correct answers will get a free copy of my book, "Let it be Hot!" I am... — Updated 5/5/2021


Good food, good brew | Travel Sketcher

We have some good restaurants in this city. Tapped in Mukilteo is the new place in the Harbour Pointe area. If you are into good food and brew, check it out. It is so good to be... — Updated 4/15/2021


The lure of the mountains | Travel Sketcher

With springtime the lure of the mountains just grows. My not-so-young knees don't do as well on these trails as they once did, but I still love the timberline vistas. Terry – the... — Updated 3/24/2021


A favorite village in France | Travel Sketcher

If you have followed the Travelsketcher for even a short time, you know of my love of France. This is Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of my favorite village in the southeastern part of... — Updated 3/12/2021


Fresh air, spectacular mountain views | Travel Sketcher

John Muir said, "I would rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than be in church thinking of the mountains." I could not agree more. In these days of confinement I miss the... — Updated 2/24/2021


A message of hope | Travel Sketcher

I sketch to capture the moments of my life. Amanda Gorman was such an inspiration I had to capture the energy of the moment. She brought a message of hope into these troubled... — Updated 2/17/2021


Natural beauty | Travel Sketcher

Thanks to Ken Burns' documentary on our national parks I am revisiting some great times. This is Grand Teton National Park. Located next to Yellowstone, it is too often missed. Yet... — Updated 2/3/2021


Happy new ferry terminal | Travel Sketcher

We have a new ferry terminal and it is beautiful. I can't wait to walk the promenade from the lighthouse to the terminal, stopping to sketch at the benches along the way. Looking... — Updated 1/13/2021


Feeding the crows in Harbour Pointe | Travel Sketcher

Wishing you a Happy New Year! This is Tricia feeding peanuts to the crows on Harbour Pointe. They follow us, often picking up two peanuts in the shell at a time. It reminds me of a... — Updated 1/6/2021


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