After a 2 week absence, I was back for my volunteer shift at the Museum of Flight. As is pretty typical, the first hour was very slow over in the Space Gallery. So I had a chance to do the ink sketch of the items in an exhibit case. I did the color after I got home. This is “Pinky” Nelson‘s T-38 Helmet and Boots. Official NASA bio Info on the T-38
He is an astronaut who flew on 3 Shuttle missions. He has a PhD in Astronomy from UW. He left NASA in 1989 for UW and now is at Western WA.
After that I went to find the Tom Bihn factory store in SoDo area. Even with a Google map, it took a bit of driving around to find it.
I wanted to take a look at the Field Notebook
I only learned about it this past week but I already don’t remember from where I heard about it. It’s pricey at $80 but the reports I read are that Tom Bihn products last years, if not decades. I tried putting in it the items from my smaller sketch kit. I’m not $80 certain that I would like using it. It is an excellent design, though
Coming up is a very artsy weekend: sketch outing with friends tomorrow, other friends’ art show reception tomorrow evening and then the World Wide Sketch Crawl day on Saturday.