This morning my calendar announced: Today is the day to sketch at the Convention Center and Freeway Park with Interior Design students from Washington State University!
After selectively packing my sketch kit, I walked with a light load to the bus stop. Quickly determining the bus was not exactly on schedule, I pulled out my toned sketchbook and drew the townhouse across the street. I was two-thirds into the building when the bus suddenly arrived. Pitching an open pen and sketchbook into my sack, I boarded the bus. It’s a travesty to treat pen and paper so crudely! I made amends after my sit down by recapping the pen and folding the sketchbook properly.
|Ornate building, home of ACT|
For my last drawing of the day, I used a sheet of excellent paper held down with green tape and red ink. I love the concept of a forest growing over a freeway. The evergreens have enchanting shapes and the vines cascading over I-5 soften the rush of traffic. Freeway Park was completed by Lawrence Halprin & Associates under the design direction of Angela Danadjieva.