Tag Archives: Tacoma

Busy day

Yesterday started early, leaving at 0630 for Tacoma. There was a fatal semi crash on one of the freeways I would normally take, so I left a bit early and went the long way round. I had a 0730 appointment … Continue reading

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Ghost Log

Dickman Mill Park is Tacoma’s newest park, built on the ruins of the Dickman Lumber company, Tacoma’s last waterfront sawmill. It was established in 1889, closed in 1977, and destroyed by fire in 1979. Urban Sketchers Tacoma explored the area … Continue reading

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Four Flags

The tall ship Lady Washington was in Tacoma this week. I arranged a “tour” on board hoping to use my self guided time to sketch. However, I found it too crowded to do so, though I was there early to … Continue reading

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New Point Ruston

It’s been over a year since I last explored the development at Point Ruston. A lot has changed. There are new apartment buildings and new businesses. The hill above even has an entirely new shopping section, The Point Ruston Market. … Continue reading

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Elf Storage

The location in Tacoma I really wanted to sketch on Tuesday was the Tacoma Elf Storage. But the sun was squarely in my eyes at 1230 pm. It’s in a low arc during these short winter days in the Pacific … Continue reading

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Back to Tacoma

Yesterday I left early for an appointment in Tacoma so I would have time to sketch. In the Before Times, there would be 2 Urban Sketcher meetings in Tacoma a month plus I would occasionally drive down just to sketch … Continue reading

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Outing and Show reception

Yesterday, Urban Sketchers Tacoma had a sketch outing in the morning and then the reception for our group show at the Main Library in Tacoma. While this image doesn’t show many visitors, once the presentation in the next room let … Continue reading

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Antiques

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met to sketch at Sanford and Son Antiques today. It is jam packed, overcrowded, with interesting things to sketch. Since it didn’t open until 11am, we met first at Bostwick Cafe. It has some good views out … Continue reading

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A&C

Urban Sketchers Tacoma met today to sketch at the Artist & Craftsman store. I’d arranged permission ahead of time and the staff seemed happy to host us. It was a mild day, so my first sketch was outside. I was … Continue reading

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Jointly at McMenamins

Urban Sketchers Tacoma hosted Urban Sketcher Seattle in a joint outing at the new(ish) McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma. It is a unique venue with so much to sketch. This was my 4th time there this year as they opened … Continue reading

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