One oddity and one not

Since the prediction was for good weather all day, I waited until it warmed up a bit after lunch to go out to sketch.  Silly me.  Never trust the weather forecasters here!  I did get my two planned sketches done, though, before it started to sprinkle.  Good thing I didn’t decide to do a walking and sketching tour of all the weirdness in Fremont.  I’m saving that for either an ad-hoc sketch outing with others and/or warmer weather.

First is a local oddity for the Urban Sketchers weekly theme.  Tina found a website with all the odd things to see in WA.  This U-Haul Space Needle was one of them and it’s only a couple miles from me.  It is a replica of the real one at Seattle Center. This one stands perhaps 40 feet tall in the parking lot of a U-Haul rental business.

Next I’ve resumed my sketching of the Renton public art.  This is a statue of Clayton Scott at the entry of the Municipal Airport.  Here’s a PI article about him when he died at 101 y/o.   He was one of the Puget Sound region’s best-known pilots and the former personal pilot for Bill Boeing.

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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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One Response to One oddity and one not

  1. Tina Koyama says:

    This is an interesting story — I wasn’t familiar with Clayton Scott before. Glad to hear you got out today. I was waiting for it to warm up, too… but I waited too long, and then the rain started, and I never got out.

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