University of British Columbia Music Hall

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver campus is a great place to see modernist architecture. Most of the grounds were built after the second world war at the top of modernism’s popularity. The result are buildings like the music hall in today’s sketch. Activities near the UBC Music Hall The UBC Music Hall isContinue reading “University of British Columbia Music Hall”

Sketch Review: The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars

Roman Mars is best known for his podcast 99% Invisible. In the 99% Invisible City*, Mars investigates how small things change cities. This ranges from manhole covers to tax codes. The result is a field guide to the many parts of cities. This blog focuses on urban landscapes. As a result our focus is onContinue reading “Sketch Review: The 99% Invisible City by Roman Mars”

Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW

West Seattle sits on a peninsula apart from Seattle. This gives it a special character. You can find this in The Junction neighborhood not far from this week’s drawing at SW Dawson Street and 41st Avenue SW. Activities at the West Seattle Junction The Junction is a large business area in West Seattle. It isContinue reading “Seattle Skyline from SW Dawson St. and 41st Ave. SW”

West Seattle Log House Museum

The West Seattle Log House Museum is in the Alki Beach area. The museum is the home of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. The society collects historical records for Southwest Seattle ranging from items gifted by the local Duwamish tribe to current residents. We would like to acknowledge that Seattle is on the traditional landContinue reading “West Seattle Log House Museum”

The Nest at the University of British Columbia

The Nest at UBC is the new student union building on the University of British Columbia (UBC) grounds. Its primary space is the atrium on its west side. This is the subject of this week’s sketch. Restaurants and offices ring the atrium. Activities near The Nest The Nest is in the middle of the UBCContinue reading “The Nest at the University of British Columbia”

Winter 2021 Sketch: Monroe Avenue

The winter 2021 sketch is the painting of Monroe Avenue in Corvallis, Oregon. Many Oregon State University (OSU) employees reached out to say how much they appreciated this image now that they are working remotely. All cards and prints are produced on card stock. Cards are 5.5″ x 4.25″. Comes with painting name and location.Continue reading “Winter 2021 Sketch: Monroe Avenue”

Oregon State University’s Bexell Hall

Bexell Hall is a good example of the architecture in the Oregon State University (OSU) Historical District. The historic buildings in the middle of trees make a nice place to walk. The building is also close to the businesses on Monroe Avenue. Activities Bexell Hall is near many sights positioned in the heart of theContinue reading “Oregon State University’s Bexell Hall”

Stories of Urban Life in 2020

2020 was a bad year for everyone. Disease covered the world. Economic disturbances took many peoples’ work and businesses. Social wrongs were shown again and again. Streets were full of ideas to address these ills though. Roads were shut to cars for use as socially distanced walking and dinning spaces. Protestors took to the streetsContinue reading “Stories of Urban Life in 2020”

Parsons Gardens

Parson’s Garden on top of Queen Anne hill gives a quite spot to take it easy. The garden is on a loop that runs about the top of Queen Anne. The loop offers views of Seattle, Elliot Bay and the surrounding mountains. Activities near Parsons Gardens Parson’s Garden is on Highland Drive in Queen Anne.Continue reading “Parsons Gardens”