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Sept. 22: Columbia City

Friday, May 10, 2013

Urban Sketching at Harborview Medical Center

Harborview Medical Center Trauma Emergency entrance, watercolor and ink by Carleen O.Zimmerman

I met Gabi and was introduced to "urban sketching" less than a year ago. Last fall while waiting for my eye clinic appointment, I looked out the window and saw this view and realized it was a "sketch moment".                                                                                                                     I had my little Moleskine sketchbook in my pocket and quickly did an ink drawing of the scene below. I was struck by the awareness that for so many people, this corner is a pivotal moment in their lives.                                                                                                                                   I have since re-painted this scene, donating the latest sketch to the Emergency Administration department. They asked to purchase it for printing note cards, but I requested instead that any and all proceeds go to the Pediatric Trauma Fund.                                                                                                               My sketch and the plug about urban sketching is a feature article in the exhibit brochure (my name is misspelled). The exhibit runs from April 20 to May 18 in the cafeteria.
Thanks to all of you for continuing to inspire me to tell the stories of my community, where we live and work.

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