Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chad and Brittany's Apartment

We drove to Portland yesterday to see our son Chad and his girlfriend Brittany. When I got up this morning I made this sketch of their apartment. It was really fun to see them, play board games, and take some walks. A good trip.

Portrait of Guy

We drove to Portland this weekend to see our son Chad. While we were having coffee in a funky little coffee shop in Olympia, I made this sketch of my son Guy.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Stavis Bay

Yesterday was my day off so I drove out Stavis Bay Road and hiked into Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve. On the way back, I stopped at the bridge over Stavis Creek and made this watercolor of the creek flowing into the estuary of Stavis Bay.

It's a lovely place, and there's a parking spot where others have stopped to admire the view. On one end of the bridge is a small sign: "In memory of (name). Her Favorite Place." It's nice to think how she got pleasure from this place, even though she is now gone and I never knew her.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Bishop Greg Rickel celebrating Holy Eucharist

Last night at the celebration of new ministry for the Rev. Carla Pryne and the Church of the Holy Spirit on Vashon Island, we celebrated the Holy Eucharist; Bishop Greg Rickel presiding at the altar. I made this sketch from my seat in the front pew with the other clergy.

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Vashon Island

Before the Eucharist yesterday, I made this watercolor of the Church of the Holy Spirit. It's tucked in among large fir trees and has a cozy setting.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Celebration of New Ministry for Carla Pryne

Tonight I attended the Celebration of New Ministry for Carla Pryne at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church on Vashon Island. It was a packed service with great music. While I waited to take communion, I made this sketch of people kneeling at the altar rail.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Burial at Tahoma National Cemetery

Today I officiated at the internment of Mary Warner, a longtime parishioner of St. Antony's and a lovely person. She is buried with her husband, Charles, in Tahoma National Cemetery. The cemetery is beautifully landscaped, with an undulating drive through grassy areas carved out of the forested hills. After the service, I parked on a side road and made this sketch.