Blue Poppy Day

Every year, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden hosts Blue Poppy Day to celebrate the blooming of this unique poppy. Urban Sketchers Tacoma has gone a few times to be included in the “Festival of Art and Nature” which features visual and musical artists.

By the end of the outing, there were many sketchers who came to share their work at the throw down. However, at least one is missing from the photo.

I’ve sketched in the garden several times. I made a bee line to the blue poppies so I could do a small sketch as an inset. Then I walked back to sketch the building that was formerly the Weyerhaeuser HQ.

I still had a bit of time left and I went back to sketch a charming old truck converted to a coffee truck.

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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2 Responses to Blue Poppy Day

  1. D. Abreu says:

    This was so much fun. I am so glad we got to sketch there again as a group. Thanks Kate!

  2. joantav says:

    The blue poppy is a beauty! Loved catching up on your posts. The woman dressed in the green feathers must have been fun to sketch.

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