The group of Friday ad hoc sketchers from Urban Sketchers Seattle met in the UW Medicinal Herb Garden. It was a cool, gray day with flat light. It even sprinkled rain a bit, near the end.
The International Urban Sketchers symposium is going on this weekend in Paraty, Brazil. So I called this outing the “Paraty Pity Party” and made badges to wear and/or stick on a sketchbook!
We spread out around the several acres of garden. I was thinking of the USk weekly theme “doors and gates” when I chose this spot. It is the entry to the garden, guarded by crazy monkey sculptures. I could not find anything on the internet about them. The phone guide indicated they are copies of Italian sculptures which graced the 1st medicinal garden. They are thought to protect the garden.
I then went back to the wild artichokes to sketch the fruit. It looks hazardous!
We gathered in the garden/bus shelter out of the rain to share sketches.
Then we had a group photo.
All the photos are here.