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Oct. 13: Seattle Center

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Emerald City Trapeze Arts

3/24/13 fountain pen, Stillman & Birn sketchbook
My heart was racing and my palms were sweating so much that I could hardly hold a pen. Safety net and harnesses notwithstanding, it was a thrill to see the students of Emerald City Trapeze Arts practicing their moves on the flying trapeze. Maybe some of them will perform under the big top someday, and it was fun to think I might have seen their first flights today.
As for my own aspirations, I had hoped that my life drawing sessions at Gage would have been somewhat helpful, but. . . not so much. I was happy to get a few gestural sketches from the balcony, where the students seemed to fly right past my face.
Many thanks to Gail and Jane for organizing a unique Seattle Urban Sketchers sketching opportunity!
3/24/13 fountain pen
3/24/13 Zig brush markers


  1. You are braver than me! Good job on all the figures. I like the first one in particular.

  2. Nice job Tina! They are not a blur at all! I especially like the one on the swings.