Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Downtown Mill Creek


4/23/24 Downtown Mill Creek

After a meeting with Gabi Campanario in Mill Creek, I had an opportunity to explore this small suburb about 20 miles north of Seattle. Starting at the Saw Mill Café where we had lunch, I wandered down Main Street and around the town center. A short walk away is the entrance to North Creek Trail, with the creek below and surrounded by trees. The town was so peaceful and quiet that it felt like 6 a.m.

By 2 p.m. when I was getting ready to leave, it was warm enough to take the top down. On my Interstate 5 drive north, I saw a stunning view of Mt. Baker, which I can’t see at all from Seattle. On the way home, Mt. Rainier was out in all her glory. How fortunate I felt to live in an area where I can see two spectacular peaks coming and going.

Yowza! That was one fabulous avocado toast!
About that avocado toast mentioned in my sketch notes? Holy-moly, check it out at right! It’s a far cry from the usual piece of bread with a few green slices!

Technical notes: I meant to sketch these vignettes with a comic-like design, but it turned into one of my least attractive attempts at that. I tried to cram too much on the page and ended up with a mess. In addition, my color choices weren’t the best. I like the bright red Flair Dual Felt Pen, but the green Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen Dual Tip Marker couldn’t stand up to the red or the yellow Uglybook.


  1. I don't mind the green, but the red stands out so much. Lots of info.

    1. Oh, that's interesting! I wanted the green to be darker and stand out more!


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