Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ballard Beer Co. Drink & Draw

6/23/18 Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub (formerly Ballard Carnegie Library)

Natalie invited me to join her at a Drink & Draw that she discovered through Meetup. Unlike most D&Ds that are held on weeknights, this one was on a Saturday afternoon, which is more my pace, so I happily accepted.

The morning started out overcast and gloomy, but by early afternoon, the sun came out. True urban sketchers that we are, we couldn’t stand the thought of not sketching outdoors on a day like that, at least for a little while, so we first did a sketch on the same block as the meetup. I chose a view of the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub, which is housed in the building that used to be the Ballard Carnegie Library. Listed on the Historic Register in 1979, the building has been home to the pub since 2012, as well as a few other venues, according to the sign in front.

Natalie and I told Eric all about Urban Sketchers and initiated him
with a throwdown photo!
Both of us were unfamiliar with the Drink & Draw venue, Ballard Beer Company, and we were pleasantly surprised that it was well-lighted (a problem at some D&D venues I’ve been in). We met several nice people, none of whom were urban sketchers (yet), but we did our part to recruit them. They’ve been meeting there regularly for a while on the last Saturday of the month, so Natalie and I plan to join them again sometime (though probably not till after the weather goes bad . . . I was having a hard time sketching in a bar with all that precious sunshine out there).

6/23/18 Ballard Beer Co.

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