Despite ominous forecasts, it didn't rain all weekend!!
Almost unheard of good luck in the Pacific Northwest for this time of year, but we got away with 2.5 days rain-free! The Urban Sketchers workshop presenters were UofW professor of 35 yrs, Frank Chin and Gail Wong, a lecturer at UofW for 16 years. They were great and I learned a lot about sketching buildings and urban scenes.
Seattle is an amazingly picturesque city with lots of very colorful neighborhoods, vistas and architecture. We sketched in the Fremont Neighborhood where I found this huge statue of Lenin. The statue was found face down in a Russian junkyard and brought to the US. There is some controversy about it and this may only be a temporary location for the statue.
We spent Sunday morning at the iconic Pike Street Market. This is a scene looking into Post Alley - lots of produce, fresh fish, bakeries and little coffee shops.
After this weekend, I'm psyched to do a lot of sketching during my camping trips this summer.
I'm off to Idaho/Utah for a couple of weeks later this week.