Tag Archives: Tacoma

Visiting Sketcher

With the expansion of Urban Sketchers around the world, one of the joys of involvement is visiting and hosting sketchers from other parts of the world. Jonathan from  USk Syndey in Australia is visiting and traveling with Jane Blundell. While she’s … Continue reading

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Park(ing) Day

Urban Sketchers Tacoma participated in the Tacoma Park(ing) Day.  It was just one of many locations participating in International Park(ing) Day. “Park(ing) Day is an international event in which artists, citizens, and businesses will temporarily transform a metered parking spot … Continue reading

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A pleasant campus

On Saturday (Sept 2) Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered at University of Puget Sound. It is a beautiful, “red brick” campus with manicured lawns and tall trees. I found the architecture very appealing. It is a 4 year liberal arts college … Continue reading

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Pt Defiance Marina

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met this morning to sketch around the Pt. Defiance Marina. There were so many scenes that interested me I decided to do a two page montage.  The sketch on the far left I didn’t like, so I … Continue reading

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Sketching the Fort again

This time I’m there as an Urban Sketcher, not as a volunteer interpreter! Roy, Carolyn and Feather carpooled with me to Fort Nisqually. While we were still on the freeway, Carolyn asked, “are we headed to those clouds?”.  As we … Continue reading

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Chilly beach

After yesterday’s scorching (for Western WA) heat, it was a surprise to be so chilly on the beach at Brown’s Point on Commencement Bay in Tacoma.  Peter D. opened the gate to the park for USk Tacoma to have convenient … Continue reading

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Ruston Train Tunnels

It was a scorcher today… at least by Seattle area standards. I had a 10am meeting at a cafe in Point Ruston (just south of downtown Tacoma). So I decided to leave early enough to get a sketch in before … Continue reading

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More Duck!

I didn’t get enough on Friday of the World’s Largest Rubber Duck at the Festival of Sail in Tacoma. So I went back early today, arriving at gate-open time of 0900, hoping to beat the Father’s Day rush.  This time … Continue reading

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Mama Duck

Upon our arrival at the site for our sketch outing to the Festival of Sail, I was disappointed that the Mamma Duck was no where to be seen. Upon more exploration, I could just see the tip of her yellow … Continue reading

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Sheep to Shawl

Yesterday was Crafts of the Past: Sheep to Shawl at Fort Nisqually. I skipped the group lunch after the Urban Sketchers Tacoma outing to go straight on to the Fort. Arrived in time to see one of the rams being … Continue reading

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