Saturday, June 4, 2016

Our Third Anniversary!

My husband has recovered enough from his big surgery that I can be gone for several hours.  So I've returned to one of my favorite activities... sketching with Urban Sketchers (USk).  I've been away for 7 weeks. 

It was a good day to return as today USk Tacoma celebrated our 3rd anniversary!  I made up some signs which we held, along with our sketches, as we also raised 3 fingers.



It was about 80 degrees by the end of the outing, which is very hot by PNW standards.  Hats were the order of the day.



I sat in the sun with my back to the marina.  I had my hat, too.  It was early, so not yet quite so hot and I had the cool breeze off the water.   This percussive instrument is one of several similar ones.  I thought this made a good composition, with the hot shop tower in the back ground.  The Museum of Glass "hot shop" is where they produce blown glass objects in several very hot ovens.


For my second sketch, I chose a spot in the sun on some stone steps. I wanted to sketch the large instrument with the bridge in the background.  However, I quickly decided I would fry if I sat there for a half hour.



I abandoned that location in favor of the shade and another view of the Museum.   I liked the bright red umbrellas.




We shared sketches.  The two people in bicycle helmets on the right just happened by and were interested.  He's from Wales!  And some one of the guys working at the Marina behind us were very interested.  One took info for his room mate.



A few of us went to The Rock for lunch.  I had enough time before my meal came to do a very quick sketch of the family at the next table.


More photos are here:  https://redharp.smugmug.com/SketchOutings/2016-0604-Tacoma-outing-to-the/

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back, Kate! You've been missed. Good to hear that your husband is getting better. Wow! Great reportage and sketches! You're making up for lost time and I can see your joy in being out there again. :)

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