Tag Archives: WA


Urban Sketchers Seattle met in the center of downtown Seattle to sketch inside the CityCentre building. There was snow in the north end but cold and wind at our location. Only one intrepid sketcher braved the weather to sketch outside. … Continue reading

Posted in Urban Sketchers, Sketches, Sketch Crawl | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A “Nominal” experience

The Museum of Flight hosted a launch event. Space X scheduled the first launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket for 10:30 PST today. However, when I arrived, I learned the lift off was delayed until 12:30. So I did my … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Lake Wilderness Lodge

A small group of sketchers who live in the south end (South King County, North Pierce Co) get together on Mondays to sketch. We’re mostly from Urban Sketchers Tacoma and Seattle. We’ve been meeting at Ikea to talk and draw. … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

BSides Seattle

It seemed like a good idea at the time. I joined Himself in registering for the Seattle version of BSides, a virtually free IT security conference. My reasoning was that it gave me a reason to go to the Microsoft … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A little disappointed by Amazon

As soon as availability was announced, I obtained a ticket for a “tour” of the Amazon Spheres. My reservation was today at 1100. However, Tina, my friend and fellow sketcher, had gone on Tuesday and warned me it was a … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments


I did some culinary exploring yesterday. For the past six years or so, I’ve had lunch with two former co-workers. We retired within a year or so of each other and have been meeting every few months since. They live … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Sketches | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A memorable morning at IKEA

Over the past three weeks, I’ve met with a group of local artists at the cafe in IKEA. We all live nearby and gather just to make art together and talk. Today there were about 10 of us.  It’s very … Continue reading

Posted in Sketches | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Convention Center

Once again, we met at the Convention Center. It seems to be a winter favorite for Urban Sketchers Seattle as it has so many options. There are several floors with excellent views out the windows on the upper floors. I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Sketch Crawl, Sketches, Urban Sketchers | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments