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'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 3/16/2022


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 3/14/2022


Vive la France! | Travel Sketcher

In these days of not getting out much I continue to dream of France. Here is a farm and field from Normandy. I trust you are all well. Stay safe and let your mind take voyages to... — Updated 11/18/2020


A view from Elliott Bay | Travel Sketcher

Last week I spent a morning in the cold at the Elliott Bay Marina, sketching a couple of the homes that sit at water level. What a great place to live. Hope you are doing will,... — Updated 11/9/2020


Dreaming of France | Travel Sketcher

As many of you know, we had plans to move to France in July for a couple of years. Unfortunately, a world pandemic frustrated those plans. Yet we hope, and I sketch images of... — Updated 10/15/2020


A homestead near Lake Quinalt | Travel Sketcher

This is the barn from the homestead near Lake Quinalt. We are missing getting to travel much these days. Hope you are doing well, send me a photo of a place you have enjoyed... — Updated 9/23/2020


A last look at the ferry tollbooths | Travel Sketcher

The ferry tollbooths have been a fixture in Mukilteo for a long time and I wanted to sketch them before they move. Terry – the Travelsketcher is a Mukilteo resident who sketches... — Updated 9/9/2020


Sailing on South Lake Union | Travel Sketcher

Nice morning at Wooden Boat Center on South Lake Union. Feels good to get out a bit more these days. Sailing away on this schooner sounds pretty good in these days of staying-in.... — Updated 8/26/2020


The Beacon's new home | Travel Sketcher

A free press is something we must always respect. I am so grateful for local papers like The Beacon. They bring us the news that we would struggle to find without them. Thank you... — Updated 7/22/2020


Peaceful times in a small French village | Travel Sketcher

Hope you all had a great 4th. Summer is upon us yet, as is often the case, my mind is in France. If not for the virus we would be moving to Normandy right now. How things change.... — Updated 7/12/2020


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


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


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 Full story


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