Tag Archives: Tacoma

Reconciliation Park

Urban Sketchers Tacoma gathered to sketch the Chinese Reconciliation Park.  Most everyone thought this was an excellent sketching spot. “The Chinese garden motif allows the park to stand both as an acknowledgment of the forceful expulsion of the Chinese population … Continue reading

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Porto Pity Party in Tacoma

Yesterday (Wednesday, 18 July) Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch the streets and area around Artist and Craftsman Supply.  Since many of our fellow sketchers are at the 9th Annual Urban Sketchers International  Symposium in Porto Portugal we had a … Continue reading

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Dancing Bunnies

A little over a year ago I sketched the bunny buns. I’ve been wanting to sketch the front of the sculpture from the view that also included the towering cinema sign. Today I drove down to delivere our art show … Continue reading

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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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