Capitol Hill library is an extremely frequent destination for us, as we are both avid readers and movie watchers. I love the trellis at the entrance.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I visited MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) on this day, I had never been to the old location so I had nothing to compare it to, Very interesting place! I will definitely sketch inside on some lovely rainy day, but on this day I stayed outside and made this drawing of a fireboat docked at South Lake Union.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
We went camping in the North Cascades National Park last weekend. The weather was beautiful! We stayed at the Colonial Creek Campground on Diablo Lake.
I sketched at the Diablo Dam on Sunday and while it was very sunny it was also very very windy! I made my first sketch from a pontoon pier and then walked across the damn to get the other view. The dam produces electricity for Seattle and was once the tallest dam in the world. The water in the lake is a crazy turquoise blue, I learned that it is caused by the surrounding glaciers that grind rock into a fine powder, that powder stays suspended in the lake giving the water it's intense color.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
okay so I bought myself a LAMY pen! turns out buying the pen is the easy part, figuring out how to use it and what kind of ink I may prefer is a totally different and personal thing. I am a follower of the Capitol Hill Blog http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/ , so when I read this week that the Egyptian was going to close I thought ACH! I need to get down there! I think a lot of northwest urban sketchers embrace the sunny days when they can go out and draw unencumbered by rain and flat grey landscapes... but for me I HATE SUNNY DAYS! very short sketch
The Urban Sketchers met in Edmonds,WA today. It felt a little thematic to draw another theater today but because I have a good friend named Daphne this is what I saw
I felt that I was struggling with my new LAMY pen today, the line was too fat, the ink smudgy and not as waterproof as touted. I got some tips from fellow urban sketchers so I am hoping with time I will embrace my new tool
Sunday, June 16, 2013
after discovering that I had left my coffee making apparatus in the Forks house this morning, I collected my gear and went to Black Coffee Co-op on Pine for my fix. This little place has only been open about 9 months in the store that used to be Travelers. It has been getting a bad rap due to its theme of coffee and anarchy but I enjoyed the space before Capitol Hill woke up this morning.
My daughter and her guy are in town from Denver this week so we took in a game at Safeco against Houston. It was a nice night and at the end of the game while the Mariners were busy losing a game it began to sprinkle and we got to see the roof close! I made this drawing before it got too dark.