Tag Archives: Bellevue

Joining forces at Wintergrass

This was the 4th year running that Urban Sketchers Seattle Friday group sketched at Wintergrass, the bluegrass festival in Bellevue.  However, this year we were joined by a few sketchers from Tacoma!  In fact, most of the sketchers were from … Continue reading

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The Mountain is OUT

Got to the Black Diamond Bakery at just about opening time (0700).  Though their food is very good, the best thing about the restaurant is the view.  The back wall is actually a massive window, looking south to Mt. Rainier. … Continue reading

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Why I’ve been absent here

The reason for my absence is  my husband had a planned major surgery on 21 April.  Then his hospital stay was extended by a complication.  The surgery was successful and the complication resolved.  He was happily discharged home on 2 … Continue reading

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My anniversary

It was on this date 4 years ago that I attended my very first sketch outing with Urban Sketchers Seattle.  That one was the Stinson Mansion.   What a wonderful journey it has been.  I am so glad I found this … Continue reading

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Wintergrass

The Friday ad hoc group met for the 2nd annual outing to Wintergrass, a bluegrass music festival in Bellevue, WA. Though it took an hour to drive to the location, I was there enough early to start a sketch while … Continue reading

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Eye clock

I had an appointment with an eye surgeon today.  This interesting eye-shaped clock was in the office. Yup.  I need surgery.  The good news is that the post-op recover will be a breeze, compared to everything I’d read.  I thought … Continue reading

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Travel Journal demo

This morning I attended a Travel Journal demo at Daniel Smith Bellevue.  Molly Hashimoto talked about her methods and kit for sketching. The first thing I noticed before class was the size of her sketchbooks. You can see some stacked … Continue reading

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View from the patio

I drove to Bellevue early to do some errands before my clinic appointment.  Even so, I was early for it and sat on the 2nd story patio to do a sketch.  I liked the trees in the background and the … Continue reading

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Skyline

My husband asked me to drive him to an ophthalmology appointment.  He thought the very bright sunlight today would make it difficult for him to drive home with dilated eyes.  While he had his exam, I sat on the patio … Continue reading

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Bellevue Botanical Garden

Since I was in Bellevue for an appointment, I decided to spend the rest of the day at the Botanical Garden.  It is quite good, nearly as good as the UW Arboretum, though the Japanese garden is not as extensive. … Continue reading

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