Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A visit to Chad and Brittany

For Memorial Day, Guy and I drove to Eugene to visit Chad and Brittany. It was great to spend some time with them. We took a walk in Alton Baker Park, I got to have coffee with a good friend I haven't seen in four years, and I made this sketch of Guy on the couch and Chad in the kitchen.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

St. John's, Olympia

Today I attended the Liturgy Resource Day at St. John's, Olympia. It was a good workshop with excellent presenters to help me think about what we're doing when we worship in the liturgy.

At lunchtime I made a sketch of the side door of the church. There's a little chapel on the left, making a courtyard with a beautiful arched doorway and branches arching overhead.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Starbucks people

While I was relaxing in Starbucks, I made a sketch of a guy waiting in line, and the lady next to me reading a book.

A nap in Starbucks

I couldn't resist sketching this model who posed for me in Starbucks.

Miller bay docks

This is the ramp and docks at Miller Bay marina. It's a cobbled-together collection of buildings, docks, ramps, and rails. My watercolor got pretty muddy, but I had a wonderful time trying to capture this lovely place.

Miller Bay

Yesterday was the first all-glorious day of spring. The sun was warm and the air was fresh...a perfect day for sketching. After breakfast with friends at the Oak Table Restaurant in Kingston, I wandered my way along Miller Bay, trying to find a place to sketch. I stumbled on the Miller Bay Marina, an old tumbledown marina in a corner of Miller Bay. I started wandering along the beach until I saw a rather imposing gentleman looking down at me. I scrambled up and introduced myself. He had a lopsided grin due to the fact that half his teeth were missing, an unshaven face and a full shock of hair. We quickly established that I wasn't going to damage anything, and we had a nice chat.

I started making this sketch when another man came up, the owner of the marina. He interrogated me about my intentions, but when I assured him I was merely there to sketch, he warmed up. He said the marina has been there in some form since 1910, when it was a stop for the Mosquito Fleet mail boats. It's a charming area, full of character, and I hope a place for many future sketches.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Seattle sketches

I made a couple of sketches while I was on the ferry, and just before I returned, I made a sketch of the boats at the waterfront docks along Alaskan Way.

Bremerton Ferry Terminal

Today I took the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle for a meting of the CADO board. It was a gray, drizzly day. I got to the ferry terminal early, so I found a place out of the rain and made this sketch.