Category Archives: Sketch Crawl

Summer in the Chinese Garden

Most people don’t realize Seattle has a Chinese Garden.  They are familiar with the Japanese Garden within the UW Arboretum but not with this garden adjacent to South Seattle Community College.  There is also a mid-sized arboretum. This would be … Continue reading

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Visual Journaling 10×10

Yesterday (Sat, 20 May) I attended the second of the Seattle 10×10 Workshops.  This was Visual Journaling taught by Michele Cooper. I met her through Urban Sketchers.  I have long admired her sketching and the way she develops a montage … Continue reading

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A Long, but fruitful, day

Friday, 19 May The plan for the day started with the evening:  attend Roy DeLeon’s show at St. Placid Priory.  He’s one of 20 artists in a fund raising show at the Benedictine priory… a fair drive south. Because the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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In the International District

Though rain is predicted, the early morning was sunny but chilly.  I arrived early for our sketch outing in the International District.  I decided to make this sculptural fountain the sketch for the ID station in my series of public … Continue reading

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Freeway Park

Seattle Urban Sketchers were fortunate to have beautiful weather today for our sketching foray into Freeway Park. As a relative newcomer to Seattle (17 years), never having been to the park didn’t seem too odd but even some of the … Continue reading

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Middle Fork

The Seattle Urban Sketchers’ outing was listed as Seattle Art Museum (SAM) and Pike Street Neighborhood.  I was happy to spend the entire time inside SAM.  First, it was chilly and raining much of the time.  Second, I had free … Continue reading

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Sketchers Retreat Day Three

Sketchers Retreat Day Three: Wednesday, 4/19 We packed up and checked out of our cabin early in the morning and then went into Port Townsend for breakfast.  I had noticed this cafe last time I was there and really wanted … Continue reading

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Sketchers Retreat, Day Two

Sketchers Retreat, Day Two:  Tuesday, April 18 All five of us went into town for breakfast.  We picked the Blue Moose Cafe in the Boat Haven.  It certainly had a lot of Blue Mooses.  It was rather crowded but I … Continue reading

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Sketchers Retreat, Day One

Sketchers Retreat, Day One:  Monday, April 17 Along with four other Tacoma Urban Sketchers, I went to Port Townsend for about 3 days of sketching.  We called it a Sketchers Retreat.  We shared a large house at the Chevy Chase … Continue reading

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