We arrived in Bellingham (WA) about 1730 Friday afternoon after driving through some heavy traffic. We listened to several episodes of NPR’s “Hidden Brain” podcast, so it was not a burden to be longer in traffic.
The hotel gave us a restaurant sheet and a German place caught our eye. It was about a half hour drive away in a small town but we went. The jaeger schnitzel was unusual (cream sauce instead of mushroom) but then, it usually is different everywhere you go. Huge portions. I sketched while waiting for our meal in my tiny sketchbook (3×5).
On Saturday we went to the campus early to register for LinuxFest. https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/2017 I attended one presentation and then left. Himself stayed the entire day, of course.
The hotel had also provided a list of interesting places to see. I went first to Big Rock Garden Park, which is also a sculpture garden. I’m glad I wandered all the way down to the bottom as that’s were I found this henge-like structure. There is no info about it there nor could I find anything on the internet. This is the 3rd or 4th such structure I’ve sketched.
Funny thing, the paper I used is Legion Paper’s new Stonehenge Aqua (140# coldpress). I quite like it. Also, I tried out the Noodler’s Lexington Grey. I remember having used it before and didn’t like it. I have admired the sketches of others using a lighter ink color than my usual dark black. This worked fine and unlike Noodler’s Bulletproof Black, dried quickly enough and didn’t smear. I did emphasize the stones with black, though.
I drove around town a bit looking for something else. I finally just ended up at Rocket Donuts and drew another view of the rocket. I have a sketch from 2014, when we last came for Linux fest.
Then back to campus to pick Himself up.