Tag Archives: Tacoma

7 Seas

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met yesterday morning at 7 Seas Brewing in Tacoma. We were a small group today of about 8 sketchers, didn’t do a formal throw down and didn’t get a group photo. People were in and out and … Continue reading

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Outside UW Library

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at the library of the University of Washington at Tacoma. It was such a bright, sunny day that I didn’t want to sketch inside. Since I’d missed most of the brilliant fall color, I also wanted … Continue reading

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Gertie’s Ghost

I had an errand in Tacoma today but was there a bit early. I decided to find “Gertie’s Ghost”. After a bit of driving around I found a place to park. Since it’s fenced off, I thought the best vantage … Continue reading

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Chambers Bay

Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered yesterday at a park adjacent to the Chambers Bay Golf Club. Chambers Creek Regional Park includes 930 acres along the shore of south Puget Sound. I decided to use a long page to create a montage. … Continue reading

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Three flags

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at Fireman’s Park. Three of us sketched a similar view. I sketched three different Pride flags. Pride month was June but it seems Tacoma has left them up. Both sketched in the 8.5 x 11 inch … Continue reading

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Rain Again?

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met yesterday at Earthwise Architectural Salvage. Our fist sketch outing to this unique location was in April last year. It rained and the sketchers voiced a desire to return in better weather. I thought July would be … Continue reading

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Newest McMenamins

This was my first visit to the restored and renovated Elks Temple in Tacoma. It was a multi-year project by the McMenamin brothers (more here). Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch inside and out of this new property which just … Continue reading

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Lewis Army Museum

For years now, artists in Urban Sketchers Tacoma had suggested we sketch at the Lewis Army Museum. But the museum’s website described what sounded like a difficult and time consuming (“plan for up to an hour”) process for getting on … Continue reading

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Lucky’s

Yesterday I had an errand in Tacoma. After that was accomplished I searched out a place I wanted to sketch. I’d seen a segment about the location on a local TV show. Lucky’s Drive-In has a 1955 Metro bus as … Continue reading

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New and old at TAM

Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered at the Tacoma Art Museum today.   As always, I was early and the Museum wasn’t open yet. The sculpture and the red wall enticed me. This sculpture of a bear and an eagle is called “Explorers”. … Continue reading

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