|9/11/15 ink, water-soluble colored pencils|
Offering scones, rides, rodeos and even a Geico bus tour (not to mention the Star Trek exhibition), the Washington State Fair in Puyallup makes it difficult to decide what to sketch. City girl that I am, I made a beeline for the barns and spent most of my fair time sketching as many cows, chicks, roosters and other animals as I could. I had hoped to capture a wider view of the fair like I did a couple years ago, but by the time Urban Sketchers Seattle and Tacoma met up for the sketchbook sharing, all I had to show were these critters.
After the sharing, Michele, her husband Gary and I went into a beer garden for lunch. Michele managed to sketch her Texas-size turkey leg before biting into it, but alas, you know how I am about sketching food. I dove right into my basket of humongous onion rings. Fortunately, I could scarf down only two, so I had enough left over to sketch.
As I drove home through the sluggish Friday afternoon traffic, I did the calculation in my head: It took me two-and-a-half hours to get to the fair this morning (including the shuttle bus ride from Tacoma Mall), and another two-and-a-half hours to get home. I truly love the fair, especially sketching at it. But I spent a total of five hours commuting and only a couple hours of sketching. Hmmm . . . not much sketching bang for my buck.
|9/11/15 ink, watercolor|
|My month's ration of deep-fried fat devoured!|
|Michele sketched before devouring!|