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Fifth Anniversary

We celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the Urban Sketchers Tacoma’s first sketch outing on June 26, 2013. Oddly, there were only four of us today, less than usual and less then at that first outing! We met at the Annie … Continue reading

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TAM Again

Urban Sketchers Tacoma have had several previous outings to the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM). I always find something new to sketch. This time I didn’t even go into the Museum galleries. There was a good group today, with a couple … Continue reading

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Two Museums in a day

It’s National Volunteer week, as I mentioned on Monday. I used the reciprocal admission for free entry to two more places today. First I went to the Point Defiance Zoo. It was. Hundreds of primary school children. I measured the … Continue reading

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Dragon in the family collection

Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered at the LeMay Family Collection. This isn’t the glistening big LeMay museum next to the Tacoma Dome. This is a less formal place but there are still so many vehicles! I wandered around a bit. Finally … Continue reading

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The Station and the Library

As we arrived early, we sought a warm beverage at Anthem Coffee. I decided to try out the new Field Notes Signature sketchbook. This is an ink drawing with Lamy Joy (Platinum Carbon black) and a Pentalic brush pen. It … Continue reading

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Sound and Color

Yesterday, the Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at the Asian Pacific Festival held in the Tacoma Dome. It was just as I remembered it from the one other time I went: LOUD, crowded, colorful. I came prepared with earplugs and I … Continue reading

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Historic Drive-In

After some errands in Tacoma, I decided to find a burger joint I’d heard about.  Frisko Freeze is located in Tacoma’s North End neighborhood.  It’s on the Tacoma Registry of Historic Places and it has been serving burgers and more … Continue reading

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Back to Tacoma Library

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met at the Tacoma Main Library yesterday.  Our host was Beverly, one of our members and the manager at the library.  She did an excellent job of hosting and had arranged rooms for us to use. Between … Continue reading

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Holiday season at the Hotel Murano

It’s been 2 or 3 years since Urban Sketchers Tacoma last sketched at the Hotel Murano and we’ve never done so during the holiday season. The hotel lobby was tastefully decorated and the centerpiece was a very tall tree. Since … Continue reading

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Flexible at the Freighthouse

For Urban Sketchers Tacoma’s First Saturday outing, we were scheduled to sketch in a children’s tea room. Tom had made the arrangements but when we arrived, it was locked up. He came prepared and called the owners, who had forgotten. … Continue reading

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