The Daniel Smith Seattle store, which I've called "the mothership", reopened today after 18 months closed due to the pandemic.
But not for long. The owner has decided to close the store permanently in November. This is not the paint manufacturing. DS paints will still be available.
I went early to sketch, arriving at 0915. I was surprised to find a line developing. By the opening time of 1000, there were over 60 people in line. Everyone was masked as required. I saw several people I know from past demos and workshops. There was a feeling of a community party but bittersweet.
I went in to say "hi" to some of the staff. I wasn't even going into that watercolor aisle!
Remember, we're going to meet at the store for a Thank You sketch outing on Sept 5.