Red shoe

Urban Sketchers-Tacoma met on a very rainy day at the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount.

Since I arrived early, I sketched under the cover of a walkway.  This is a view of the building which housed the boiler for the complex.  Marymount was operated by the Sisters of St. Dominic from the early 1920′s to 1976 as a military academy for young boys.  Talk about a double dose of discipline!  I asked the staff how nuns ran a military school.  They did the regular teaching.  Soldiers from nearby Fort Lewis provided the military content.  More about that here

Once we were all gathered, I explored the several rooms of the collection.  It was difficult to pick a subject.  Until I saw the Red Stiletto car!  It was the weirdest vehicle there so that’s what I had to sketch.  It is a custom built art car made in 1990 by David Crow of Snohomish.  It is powered by a Honda motorcycle engine.  There are two seats, with a passenger seat above the driver in the upper heel.


Figure is a standee of Marilyn Monroe.  The album covers are a bit of
photo collage.

As usual, we gathered to share sketches and have a group photo.  It was a good sized group today with several new sketchers.  Welcome, all!

Lots more photos here.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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2 Responses to Red shoe

  1. I liked that you collaged the albums. That was cool.

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