Tag Archives: WA

Top Pot

Top Pot Donuts are some of the best in Seattle.  I’ve noticed these Top Pot vehicles for weeks now.  They seem to be in permanent storage in a lot next to a nondescript building with no signage.  Today I had … Continue reading

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Fort Steilacoom

Urban Sketchers Tacoma has never been to Fort Steilacoom. Though it was an unusual day and time, there were still a dozen sketchers. The weather was so perfect that everyone elected to sketch outside. In retrospect, I didn’t find it … Continue reading

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U District Street Fair

It was a long train ride and then a confusing bus ride to get to the meeting place for joining Urban Sketchers Seattle for the U (University) district street fair.  This was my first time there but it was the … Continue reading

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Blue Poppy Day

Every year, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden hosts Blue Poppy Day to celebrate the blooming of this unique poppy. Urban Sketchers Tacoma has gone a few times to be included in the “Festival of Art and Nature” which features visual … 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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Hidden Gem

Urban Sketchers Seattle met at a second floor public patio in the financial district. It certainly was a hidden gem of a location. We had a good view of the oddly shaped Rainier Tower and the surrounding structures and construction … Continue reading

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Rooftop Dragon

A dragon has come to roost.  The Renton Rooftop Dragon had its grand opening last weekend.  I went the day before to sketch. Yes, the building really does seem to be suffering a collapse.  It’s old.  And it has a … 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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Back to Hobbit House

Lots of weather. Five intrepid sketchers from USk Tacoma met at The Brothers Greenhouses outside Port Orchard. The attraction for this particular place was their Hobbit House! There was heavy rain on the way as well as off and on … Continue reading

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More of the Same

My suburb has a fire hydrant painting project. The first one was installed on Saturday. Given the weekly theme on USk Flickr, I thought I’d go capture another one before the theme changes on Monday. The artist is Sybil McIntyre. … Continue reading

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