Monthly Archives: June 2015

Astronaut in Auburn

Since I was already south, having had a meeting in Tacoma, I stopped at the Outlet Collection in Auburn to sketch the Astronaut stationed there. Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known by Brandy Tomlin.  The poster next to … Continue reading

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Three more Astronauts

Early Sunday morning, I watched the (unmanned) SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule blow up 2 minutes after launch.  NASA TV broadcast live.  I saw the explosion and thought, “is that a stage separation?”.  When the voice of mission … Continue reading

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Four down, 21 to go

After today’s sketch outing I continued on to Georgetown, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Seattle.  In the cool of Fran’s chocolates, I sketched this latest astronaut of the “Astronauts on the Town” installation. This is Star Stuff by Abigail … Continue reading

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Dry Stone Wall

Last year, the Seattle Urban Sketchers Friday ad-hoc group visited Kubota Garden  to see stone masons Junji and Suminori Awata and Tetsuro Tanabe, a master stone splitter.  They came from Japan to build the 8-foot tall ishigaki or dry stone … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking?

Yesterday was one of Fort Nisqually’s now annual events.  “What’s Cooking” is a period cooking contest.  Prizes are awarded for the greatest effort toward historical authenticity, most creative story, and the best use of the Fort’s garden produce. Grand prizes … Continue reading

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Bagged 2 more Astronauts

A lunch date with former co-workers took me to Ballard.  I took the opportunity to sketch 2 more of the Astronauts On The Town. First, the Aboriginaut, found inside the Ballard Locks Visitors Center. The design is based on cave … Continue reading

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Gig Harbor

Urban Sketchers Tacoma went out to Gig Harbor to meet at the Skansie Net Shed.  One of our number arranged to gain entrance so we had the run of the shed all morning.  My first sketch was from the deck, … Continue reading

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The traffic to an appointment in Bellevue was much lighter than the WSDOT website indicated. So I arrived over an hour early.  I drove right on past the office and on to the beautifully serene Bellevue Botanical Garden.  It was … Continue reading

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Fuzzy Friends

I’ve passed this sign for years, each time thinking, “I want to sketch that”.  Today was the day.  I finished a host of errands early enough that the morning was still cool and parked in the shade.  (It’s not even … Continue reading

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A full day of art.

Most of the day was being out with Seattle Urban Sketchers.  We met in a different section of Fremont today.  There is about a 4 block portion that has a lot of interesting industrial subjects to sketch. I made up … Continue reading

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