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.


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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