Saturday, September 17, 2016

Parking Day

We participated in Parking Day in Tacoma.  "What's Parking Day" was one of the frequent questions.  "PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks".  Frances did the work to get us a spot and brought all the stuff for our park... fake grass, tables, chairs, sun umbrellas, etc. We even had art supplies to give away... left over from the West Coast Sketch Crawl. 





We were there in our red shirts.  Marjorie came all the way from Kingston after learning about us from our blog but she had to leave early.  I had a really good time talking to all our park visitors about Urban Sketching.  There were several people who seemed quite interested in joining us in the future. 
I started a sketch of the view down the street but then a huge, white, SUV pulled into the parking space right next to us.  Well, that's what happens to Urban Sketchers!  I didn't finish that sketch as it stayed over 2 hours but I did sketch what I could see over its roof! 



I only got one sketch done as there was a lot of interacting with our visitors. 

More photos here:  https://redharp.smugmug.com/2016-0916-Parking-Day/

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