Author Archives: Justine Limpus Parish

About Justine Limpus Parish

Associate Professor - Art Center College of Design apparel design - Product Design Dept. costume design - Entertainment Design Dept Fashion Instructor: Mt San Antonio College Workshop instructor: Disney Consumer Products

Painting San Diego


Quick trip to San Diego.  Balmy weather, quick storm one night, great sunsets the next Tombow pens and Waterbrush on small watercolor pad.         Advertisements

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Alaska Paintings: Process


KETCHIKAN CREEK ST This is my process for creating these quick color sketches.  Most take me around 45 min. I rough in with light pencil for composition.  Then I draw in architectural elements with a fine point waterproof pen (sharpie, … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip: More Paintings


Juneau in the mist.  Tombow pens and Waterbrush.  The last one is the view of our ship in the harbor from the tram going up the mountain.

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Alaska Trip – Sewing in the Pacific Northwest


I saw a number of very interesting vintage sewing machines. The machine below is a very old  Singer treadle machine.  I am guessing 1920s.              The Vancouver Museum of History   This one is a very old walking foot Singer for … Continue reading

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Alaska Trip -Fun, food and overload


Part of travelling is of course EATING…and drinking…on board ship….the BUFFET and of course CRAB …the left-overs…and a CRAB BLOODY MARY – at Ice Strait Point Back in Vancouver….I with my glass of wine and Tom with his beer. And now … Continue reading

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Alaska: More Totems & Tools


Lots of information here that I collected from our trip.  A couple of sources: Juneau, Icy Strait Point & Hoonah, Ketchikan, Vancouver museums.  Totems are actually Genealogy statements, not religious icons. Adze – a cutting tool somewhat like an axe … Continue reading

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Alaska: last day at sea


Tombow pens and waterbrushCruising the inside passage Final spectacular  sunset at sea

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