Helmet & Boots

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.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Helmet & Boots

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I had not heard of Tom Binh before reading your post! Oooooh, I watched the video on the field journal, and if there was a way to make a Stillman and Birn fit in there, I’d be all over it.

    • redharparts says:

      Actually, it would fit. It just might not fasten in securely. The 3 ring binder can be removed. There are little tabs that hold it in but I didn’t try fitting the edge of a sketchbook into the tabs. I took out the 3 rings section and just laid my assorted sketchbooks in and they fit.

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