|6/26/18 Wedgwood neighborhood|
Palm trees in Seattle are uncommon enough that I always try to sketch them when I can. Most recently I sketched the pair of palms growing, strangely enough, in the middle of Top Pot Doughnut’s outdoor dining area when I was there for National Donut Day. You can imagine my glee when I discovered this one just a few blocks from the donut shop – with a couch in front of it, to boot! It’s not every day you can put a palm tree and couch in the same composition.
(As an urban sketcher, I am always “truthful to the scenes we witness,” part 4 of the Manifesto, mainly because I’m not very good at drawing from imagination; I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I wanted to. But who needs to make stuff up when reality is more entertaining?)