Lakewold Gardens

Yesterday, Wednesday, was the Urban Sketchers Tacoma outing to Lakewold Gardens.  I’ve been at least once before but don’t remember being quite so distracted by all the sketching opportunities.

And I certainly wasn’t aware of the Fairyfest!  There were dozens of small, individually created, fair houses spread throughout the garden.

I decided to make a two page montage.  I included 2 of the fairy houses, a moss covered chair with shrine in the Garden for Peace, and a small fishing monk statue.

We met back near the Garden Shop and entry point for sketch sharing and the group photo.

Afterward, a smaller group of us went to lunch.  I took my minimal sketch kit in with me and did this sketch of the Red Robin in my tiny sketchbook.


Lots of photos of the grounds and the fairy houses are here:
https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2017-0517-Lakewold-Garden/

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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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One Response to Lakewold Gardens

  1. joantav says:

    Love the fairy houses. I probably would have done the same thing and sketched several things across a double spread. Love the Red Robin too!

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