Sketching, every time! I'm not much of a sports fan, but I did Tivo the game and watched it after I got home.
was the Big Game (Seahawks won the NFC Championship in a home game!).
First, I arrived at the Park and Ride for the light rail station early
so as to get a spot. I learned from previous experience that it fills
up early with fans.
As a result, I was at Pike Market far earlier
than I needed to be for the Urban Sketchers Seattle monthly outing. I
had breakfast with a view of the Great Wheel, lit up in Seahawks colors.
wasn't sure how many people would attend due to said Big Game. But we
had a goodly number. We took a "before" group photo as a few were
leaving early to watch the game. You might note everyone is showing a
My intention from the beginning was to sketch the Giant Squid sculpture hanging from the 2 story atrium.
that, I wandered around looking for another sketch. At one point, it
was raining so hard I wondered what all the racket was... it was the
rain on the Atrium roof! So no going outside around the Market. I
finally settled on one of the iconic Market neon signs.
had gradually gathered back in the Atrium, where we shared out sketches
and had a final group photo. Several new people joined us today. I'm
sorry we didn't do another round of introductions at the end.