Seattle Urban Sketchers' Friday group made an outing all the way south to Puyallup for the Washington State Fair. Tacoma Urban Sketchers also joined in.
Note to self: next year, do not go to the
Fair on opening morning! Not only was it opening morning, entry from
0900-noon was virtually free as long as one brought a donation of food.
Last time I sketched at the fair it was later in the run and it was
With summer-like weather in the 80's, the place was
mobbed! I couldn't get near any of the small animals I'd hoped to
sketch. Additionally, there were hardly any rabbits as they don't come
for another week. I didn't know they scheduled animals!
meeting the sketchers, I immediately navigated my way to the Draft
Horse barn. It was closed! There was just a slit open in the door and
it was enough for me to see a bit of the horses to sketch. I sat my
stool off center so I didn't block the door for other people wanting to
get a peek. These are Zach and Fritz.
THEN! Staff of the Mountain View Belgians saw me sitting there and invited me in to sketch! This made my day! So I got a second sketch from inside the barn. This is King being unharnessed after the parade.
I wandered around but didn't find another scene I wanted to do. I was somewhat distracted by the crowds.
gathered to share our sketches. In all, I think there were 10
sketchers. Rom had to leave early. Then we met 3 more Tacoma USk'ers
at the gate as we were leaving. They arrived late after being stuck in
Thanks to Gary for taking this photo!