Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Farmers Market Busker


5/29/21 U-District Farmers Market busker

About a year ago, our desire for fresh local produce won over anxiety and trepidation, and we went to the University District Farmers Market one Saturday morning. When we arrived at the opening time, however, the six-feet-apart line of shoppers already stretched around the block. Discouraged and disheartened, we turned around and went back home. We hadn’t been to any farmers market since.

Saturday of Memorial Day weekend dawned sunny and beautiful. Other than shoppers and vendors being masked, the U-District Farmers Market looked very much like the Before Times. A staff member with a counter was managing the number of people on the closed-off street, but there was no line. Saxophone music greeted us.

After handing Greg my purchases to carry, I stepped away from the market thoroughfare to sketch the saxophone busker. Of all the post-vax things I’ve done so far, this quick and simple sketch made me feel the most emotional. Maybe someday things will be as normal as they felt.


  1. I'm glad that you are getting so much more comfortable going out in public now. It is great to see. you back to sketching buskers.

    1. Thanks! Trying to make the best of summer while I can be outdoors!


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