It was a good Friday the 13th! Urban Sketchers Seattle met again at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Capitol Hill. It was a good turn out, with two or three new people.
I left early as I had a plan. I took the lightrail from Tukwila. Not too many passengers so I did a sketch.
My first stop was the International Disctrict where I would catch the streetcar to Capitol Hill. However, I took it in the opposite direction to Pioneer Square to try out General Porpoise Doughnuts. The Pioneer Square location is brightly light and glowing white. The square elephant lamps are a feature. The Vanilla Custard filled doughnut was quite tasty. I didn’t have time for a sketch. As it was, I barely made it to the Roastery by 10am.
I’ve sketched at the Roastery at least 3 times before. I wandered around a bit and decided to leave. Noticed these people working at a table and found it interesting they had both computers and notebooks open.
In the “what’s the story behind this” department: While talking to another sketcher on the street, I noticed this pastry on top of what might be a light fixture.
It was lightly raining but I found a bit of shelter to sketch the dome of Covenant Church. It didn’t turn out so well and I chalk it up to a lesson I keep learning.
I found a window booth at McMenamin’s Six Arms across the street which gave me a good view of the Roastery.