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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Topic: Shoreline

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May 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Mother’s Day plant sale recalls Shoreline mom’s gardening legacy

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“Wood Wave” is a 10-foot-tall salvaged redwood repurposed as a climbable art piece by sculptor Bruce Johnson. Enid Kruckeberg said it’s the largest public art in the City of Shoreline. (Yes, larger than the Ponies!)

Sketched May 6, 2014

Gabi_0509_kruckeberg_01Here’s a unique place I would take my mom for Mother’s Day if she didn’t live on another continent: The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden in Shoreline.

Mareen and Art Kruckeberg, a local horticulturist-botanist couple, moved to this 4-acre property in 1958 and transformed their grassy backyard into a world-class garden home to more than 2,000 plant species and some cool art installations.

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January 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Over 50, but hardly over the hill

Sketched Jan. 9, 2012 Seeing them with their gear on, I never would have guessed the age of these hockey players. Cy Wilson, the guy with the stick-wielding Snoopy on his jersey, is 85. He grew up playing on a frozen creek in Northern Minnesota. Ray Smutek, from Detroit and wearing the Seattle Thunderbirds jersey, is 75. Every…

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April 29, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Shoreline shines up Aurora

Sketched April 26, 4:12 p.m. Aurora Avenue may be the least scenic drive in Seattle, but enter Shoreline and things start to look a little different. Beyond North 145th Street, I found a nice stretch of the highway that I’d missed two years ago, when I sketched a car lot amid tacky signs and utility poles in…

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April 27, 2011 at 9:32 AM

The Ponies!

Sketched April 26, 10:44 a.m. After more than 10 years living in the U.S., I still haven’t been able to shake off my Spanish accent. Some words just don’t come out with the right pronunciation. For example, ponies. When I was telling people that Tuesday morning I sketched the ponies in Shoreline, most of them didn’t…

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