Meet Claudia, the resident cat at Ophelia’s secondhand bookstore in Fremont.

As soon as I entered the store, the friendly feline followed me upstairs to the cozy nook where I settled to sketch. She ran around for a while, smelled my iPad and eventually struck a perfect pose for my drawing.
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Denman Street in Vancouver’s Coal Harbor district is packed with Asian restaurants. Great Wall Mongolian B.B.Q. has something that gives it an edge over the rest: a bay window facing the street that allows passersby to see how the food is being prepared. I said passersby, but that would include dogs too, as you can see from my sketch.

Sketchers all over the world went out to draw to celebrate 10 years of Urban Sketchers today. Don’t miss all the sketches shared with the hashtag #USkGlobal24hrsketchwalk. In Seattle, I joined the local group at King Street Station. It was a classic gray and cloudy day, but hanging out with fellow sketchers made the time feel much warmer and brighter.

Architect and fellow urban sketcher Andika Murandi recently invited me to do a presentation about urban sketching at the Ankrom Moisan Architects Seattle office.  Continue Reading →

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