I made a trip down to Tinkertopia in Tacoma. It’s a store in which to let your imagination run wild. They have all kinds of stuff for sale and a crafting space to upcycle said stuff into interesting crafts. I added to their collection with a big bag of stuff to donate!
While there, I noticed they have a Little Free Library! It’s an official one and is housed on a cart. This cart has a sculpture of a famous local ferry so it’s the “Book Ferry”. I decided to try out my new tiny sketch folder. It’s about 3×5 inches and I just added some 90 pound Fabriano watercolor paper to it. This is the first time I’ve used it but I like how the paper performed. It’s better than the 93 pound sketchbook I used for many of my NaNoDrawMo sketches. It didn’t buckle and it took the paint well.
Here is some info on that poor old ferry. It is currently in very poor repair and faces an uncertain future. “MV Kalakala was notable for her unique streamlined superstructure, art deco styling, and luxurious amenities. The vessel was a popular attraction for locals and tourists, and was voted second only to the Space Needle in popularity among visitors to Seattle during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The ship is known as the world’s first streamlined vessel for her unique art deco styling…. [The name] was said to mean “bird” in the Pacific Northwest Native American trade language Chinook Jargon”. It’s website is a year and a half out of date.