Monthly Archives: March 2016

Garden in the sun

What a beautiful day!  Sunny and warm.  I checked that Soos Creek Botanical Garden is now open for the year again.   It’s not very far from my home and a beautiful place to sketch with several different garden environments. I … Continue reading

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Tap on, Tap off

A few of us planned a trial run on a sketch outing to the new Seattle Light Rail stations at the University of Washington (UW, pronounced U dubb) and Capitol Hill, as well as sketching the new street car line … Continue reading

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Spring at Swanson’s

Spring seems to have arrived, both by calendar and by weather.  It was a beautiful, mostly sunny day that wasn’t too chilly.  Urban Sketchers Seattle met at Swanson’s Nursery to enjoy the spring flowers.  We sketch there at Christmas time … Continue reading

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Watercolor paper

I’m still on the search for the best paper for my purposes.  For the moment, I’m using Stathmore Series 500 Mixed Media.  I get it in sheets and tear to fit my sketchbook.   However, I’m still looking. To that end, … Continue reading

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Old Post Office

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch at the Old Post Office.  We received a brief tour. Helen in jail!  The building had housed the Court House… and the jail. Bev sketches in the large hall.  The lights kept changing colors. … Continue reading

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Cherry Trees in blossom

The cherry blossoms were reported to be at their height on the campus of the University of Washington (“UW”, pronounced by locals as udubb).  I very much hoped yesterday’s nice weather would hold over to our sketch outing there today.  … Continue reading

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Union Station

The Friday group of Urban Sketchers Seattle met at Union Station this morning.   I’d sketched the cavernous, arched ceiling before.  I looked for an interesting detail and found it in the anachronistic pay telephone booths!  It helped that they were … Continue reading

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A new milestone

Stephanie Bower was teaching her “Good Bones” workshop in Seattle again this weekend.  I took it about a couple years ago.  (she’ll be teaching a couple different versions later in the Spring:  http://www.stephaniebower.com/workshops.html and for those who can’t make it … Continue reading

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Final Flight

It was a day 25 years in the making.  This Boeing 727 was the prototype aircraft, the first off the line.  It has not flown since it was donated to the museum in 1991 after United Airlines retired it.  “First … Continue reading

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