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Sept. 22: Columbia City

Thursday, June 20, 2013

5th and Columbia - Downtown Olympia

I've been working on sketches of downtown Olympia recently. I love the bright colors of these three eat/drinkeries. 

I have a special fondness for the red one with the arched windows. Many years ago when I was going to Evergreen I worked as a waitress when it was called the New Canton Cafe. The chef was an immigrant from China and spoke no English, his wife, an American born Chinese woman who had graduated from the University of Washington had the business saavy. She used to entertain customers with her accordian music on Saturday evenings. That may have been why there were so few customers. 


  1. I love your foreground, midground and distance. You nailed it.

  2. Beautiful story behind your beautiful sketch, Jane!