This project is almost half way through the 25 astronauts. I anticipate that by Friday, I’ll be past the half way mark.
Drove up 1st Avenue in Seattle to get two more astronauts that were somewhat close to each other. First was up the far end of 1st, in Belltown, at the trendy Ace Hotel.
Milky Way by Steel/Wool
The Ace is actually a very pleasant, serene place. I would stay there if I needed a place in Seattle.
Drove back south on 1st to the Pyramid Ale House in SoDo, near the sports fields. I didn’t sketch my preferred view as I would have been in the way, standing in the entry. So I sat at a close table, had some lunch, and sketched.
SpaceSquatch by David Newman & Ruth Cielo
As I continued back south on 1st, I stopped at the Mothership…. the Daniel Smith Seattle store. I’m excited. They are now stocking the Pentalic Aqua sketchbook!! If you like the form factor of the Moleskine watercolor book, this is a much better choice. The paper is 100% cotton, 140 pound watercolor. They don’t have it (yet?), but it also comes in a pocket size.
Wandering the store, I saw they had a project going in the classroom. It seemed to me this is setting up the watercolor display.
As I drove home, it was barely 80 degrees. I thought this would have been the better day for my planned outing to Seattle Center to sketch 3 more astronauts. Unfortunately, the rest of the week will be 90 degrees and above.