Urban Sketchers Tacoma outing yesterday (Saturday, July 2) was around the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington. We call it UW, pronounced u-dub. The block letter “W” symbol was everywhere. It made it into both of my sketches today.
As usual, I arrived early to our meeting location outside the UW bookstore. I sat at some convenient tables there and positioned myself to sketch the nicely decorated light pole, complete with a “W” flag. This flag also had the University’s “We > Me” motto. Not quite as math geeky as the Aviation High School’s “√144” Seahawks flag, but still geeky enough.
I commented that the Gay Pride month flags are “still” flying. However, I later found a flyer that Tacoma’s Gay Pride Festival is July 8-16. Not in the usual June.
Up the steps deeper into campus but not very far and I caught sight of the very large “W” sculpture which greets visitors at the upper end of campus.
We shared our sketches and had our group photos in Tollefson Plaza.