As is my habit, it seems, I arrived early for the Friday sketch outing. I travel into Seattle by bus and light rail so I always leave early to allow for the time needed for public transportation.
I settled down to wait for the other sketchers and started sketch a view of the Bakery and Cafe in the Grand Central Arcade. It’s just on Occidental Park in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle. Soon after, I saw Gail, who came for the first time today (she is second from left in the group photo below). Welcome and hope to see you again!
After a rainy and blustery start to the day, it turned sunny and warm by about 11am. So I went out to sketch a view I noticed while walking over. Here are three iconic structures: on the left is an edge of the Columbia Center tower, the tallest in Seattle; in the middle is the “sinking ship” parking garage; at right is the lower portion of the Smith Tower, which, when built, was the tallest.
We met back to share sketches and pose for a photo.
Kate, Gail, Nilda, Natalie, Tina, Gwen, Susan (Kaye had to leave early).