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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From Giant Coffee Cups to Jackalopes - in Fremont, of course

The Fremont sketchcrawl:
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.
As I sketched my backyard view of the Way Station, I realized the scale of my coffee cup went from a Giga-Grande to an espresso, relatively speaking. There are enough other sketches of it in previous posts with proper scale, if you need it.

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.
Mike, the Pit Master of Drunky's BBQ, says that the Airstream in which he now lives was once the first place where Drunky's sold their BBQ. A few of us went back to the restaurant for lunch after sharing our sketches.
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.

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