Gail gave an overview of the area as sketchers arrived at the back patio of the Way Station Coffee House. There was a plethora of eclectic subject matter for Seattle Urban Sketchers to choose in the Fremont district on this warm, breezy Sunday morning, June 14, 2015.
The Burke-Gilman Trail runs right along the middle of today's four block area. There were plenty of cyclists, walkers, etc. out this morning.
Next, I took a walk northwards up the street and was stunned by the exterior of Drunky's Two Shoe BBQ! Horseshoes in the pavement, a "Road Window", big Western Style false fronts on the building and a shiny Airstream in the back. This part of Fremont isn't as polished as the area down by the Fremont bridge, but it is every bit as eclectic. I think it has a kind of 60's vibe.
|The top of the Air Stream sported a TV antenna and an olive green matte finish.|
|I played peek-a-boo with a couple of chickens fenced between the patio and the sidewalk.|
|A racoon modeling a box of Cracker Jack, gas mask, emergency water and possibly Howdy Doody.|
There were too many things I wanted to sketch as I gazed upwards during lunch. I managed to sketch the crocodile head and the jackalope, then wrote a short list of things to sketch next time:
- Chainsaw Chandelier, see Tina's and Gail's sketches from lunch, Kate did the fern with a horse jumping out of it
- Wall mounted taxidermy: bass, mountain sheep, deer, pheasants
- O'Keefe style cattle skull
- Chicken (live)
- American Flag with 13 stars
- Velvet Elvis
- Velvet Elvis with Jesus
- A Dodge grill, possibly from a pickup truck
- A canoe on the roof, but over the doorway
- Bronze rooster and pink flying pig
- Bear Trap
- Pig on a tire swing hanging from a ceiling fan
- Oh, and the bar has tractor seats.