Monthly Archives: November 2016

The sketch train

Some months ago I realized the AmTrak station in Centralia was just a block from a McMenamins.  I made a plan to take the train for a sketch outing there. I’ve not been on an AmTrak train since I was … Continue reading

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Conservatory

It was another Urban Sketcher Seattle Friday Ad Hoc outing today.  We’d planned to go to the Volunteer Park Conservatory as it offered warm shelter from what was expected to be chilly rain.  It was also a long way from … Continue reading

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Dumbledore in fondant

Every year since 2012 I’ve gone to see the Gingerbread Village hosted by Sheraton Seattle.  It is a fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).  Every year it is more incredible.  I thought last year’s Star Wars theme could not … Continue reading

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Sit there and you’ll end up in my sketch!

Urban Sketchers Seattle made special arrangements to sketch inside the historic local Stimson-Green mansion.  It is owned now by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation.  It is located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood and was built 1899-1901.  It displays an … Continue reading

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Empty Lock

I saw a front page image this morning of the large lock drained at the Ballard Locks.  I knew it had been drained a week or so ago.  The story reminded me that if I wanted to see it this … Continue reading

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Antiques

Tacoma Urban Sketchers had a bit of a hiccup.  We met at Tully’s in the Theater & Antique district to talk and sketch prior to moving to our primary venue, Sanford and Son Antique Mall, at 11 am.  However, it … Continue reading

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A different approach

I met Roy when he came to the 4th Annual West Coast Sketch Crawl we hosted in Tacoma.  Since then, he has been a regular sketcher, mostly with Tacoma. He is an an Oblate of St. Placid Priory in Lacy, … Continue reading

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Chinook

After our sketch outing at Fran’s, I went straight over to the Museum of Flight as I wanted to catch the display of the Chinook helicopter.  This is a CH-47D “Chinook” that entered service in 1962 and has been in … Continue reading

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I’m now “official”

The Friday group of Seattle Urban Sketchers had a delicious sketch outing to Fran’s Chocolates in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.  Fran’s is located in an old brick industrial building that is itself an interesting subject for sketching. Given that … Continue reading

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Distracted by sun and sketching

The beautiful, summer-like day offered distraction from election day.  I sketched the art at three light rail stations:  Rainier Beach, Othello, Columbia City.  And hardly thought about the election and definitely resisted checking news. This is an on-going series project … Continue reading

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