Category Archives: Urban Sketchers

State Capitol

It was a sunny but chilly morning at the State Capitol in Olympia, WA. Our Urban Sketchers Tacoma group was small but intrepid as some of us sketched outside. I started inside with the corridor in front of the Governor’s … Continue reading

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Vikings Begin

Every couple months I meet some former co-workers for lunch. We choose a different venue each time and I suggested the Nordic Museum’s cafe. I had an ulterior motive in that I wanted to return to see “The Vikings Begin” … Continue reading

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SS Pen Pal

There are still rumors that the Country Village in Bothell will be sold and torn down for development. Since this is another beautiful weather day, I drove back to Bothell to sketch there again before that happens. I’d intended to … Continue reading

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Procreate Workshop

About a year ago I bought the new (cheaper) iPad 2018 and Apple Pencil. This gave me the option to use Procreate for sketching. My very old iPad couldn’t even load that app. However, there were so many options and … Continue reading

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Hello and Goodbye

Hello and Goodbye at the Museum of Flight. It’s “goodbye” to the Apollo exhibit, at least for now, though I don’t know in what manner it will eventually return. Its dismantling will start on Jan 2 as it comes down … Continue reading

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Germany, Days 17, 18, 19

Friday, 14 December, Cochem to Kusel Left about 1045 and took the slow roads, headed for Thallichtenberg.It was about freezing as we walked around our former “home” castle: Burg Lichtenberg. We came here often during the 5 years we lived … Continue reading

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Germany, Days 14, 15, 16

Tuesday, 11 December Bernkastel-Kues to Cochem. B-K was our shortest stay.   Today we moved on to Cochem, also on the Mosel.  Going straight there would have been a short drive, so we followed the river and went via Zell and … Continue reading

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Germany, Days 12 & 13

9 December, Trier to Bernkastel-Kues Time to leave Trier.  Since our Trier hotel host told us she liked Trauben-Trarbach’s Christmas Market better than Bernkastel-Kues, we drove on to there. However, we couldn’t find parking. It’s only open on the weekend … Continue reading

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Germany days 9, 10, 11

Thursday, 6 December, Nuernberg to Trier was our longest driving day yet.  It rained much of the way.  Once settled in our room, we went shopping for water and snacks.  I found this large Lamy pen display in Karstadt (a … Continue reading

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Germany, days 7 & 8

Tuesday & Wednesday, 4th & 5th December It was raining Tuesday morning so we waited until about 1300 to go out. I did a sketch of the view out our window while we waited for the rain to pass. Once … Continue reading

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