Tag Archives: Renton

Big Machine

For over a year the central streets of my suburban city have been torn up. There have been constant detours and slow traffic through town. This is the first location that’s been really convenient to sketch, though. So I’m channeling … Continue reading

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In the ‘burbs

During an early morning drive to Trader Joe’s, I saw this road side abandoned couch. Such items are a favorite subject of my friend Tina ( @miatagrrl ). Later this afternoon I went back out to sketch it. I drove … Continue reading

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BBQ Truck

More sketch-waiting. Pecos Pitt is a BBQ place with several locations but Himself used to occasionally eat lunch at the one in SoDo before he retired. I visited it to pick up takeout for him when I sketched in the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Interface

Interface is a sculpture by Phillip Levine in Gene Coulon park, Renton, WA. I’ve sketched it many times since I learned there is a group of women who dress it up. The original group was anonymous. Just this week the … Continue reading

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Abdoul’s Hydrant

My city has a growing collection of artfully decorated fire hydrants painted by local artists. One of the more recent ones celebrated National Public Works Week. But it honors one person in particular: Abdoul Gafour. The hydrant was painted by … Continue reading

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Irises

I had somewhere to be by about 9:30 am but took my route to the center of town, hoping to catch the Town Clock being moved and sketch it before getting to my event. Oh, well, it had already been … Continue reading

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The Loop

This is a relatively new sculpture placed in central, downtown Renton. I’ve been waiting to sketch it as there just was no good place to view it from the car. So now that we’re both “fully vaccinated and percolated” I … Continue reading

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Wisteria and bus

It was the wisteria that drew my attention first. Then it seemed a good idea to include the old VW bus. It’s another case of finding the ordinary interesting.

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His second

Himself had his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine this morning! Two more weeks and we’ll both be fully vaccinated as I reached that status March 6. We’re not going to go crazy but we will moderate our strict isolation … Continue reading

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Even More

The cherry trees seem to be reaching peak bloom. I think I’ve done more cherry sketching this year than any previous. I set out to go to Ballard to sketch on some streets friends recommended. However, I decided not to … Continue reading

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