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”

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”

Lake Union Houseboat

Seattle is lined by water. To the west is the Puget Sound and to the east is Lake Washington. Many boat based industries have been created along these shores. The Lake Union houseboats are the most unusual. Activities The Lake Union Houseboats are on the eastern and western sides of Lake Union. An easy wayContinue reading “Lake Union Houseboat”

Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte

The top of Skinner’s Butte has great views of the Eugene, Oregon skyline. The fall colors in this painting add to the view’s beauty. Skinner’s Butte is also right next to downtown Eugene’s many parks, stores and cafes. Activities around Skinner’s Butte Skinner’s Butte is in downtown Eugene. This makes it easy to get toContinue reading “Eugene Oregon Autumn Skyline from Skinner’s Butte”

Seattle Chinese Garden

The Seattle Chinese Garden is a partnership between Seattle and its Chinese sister city Chongqing. The garden is special for using a southern Chinese garden design. It is also near to other gardening sights on the South Seattle College grounds. Activities The Seattle Chinese Garden is on the grounds of the South Seattle College. TheContinue reading “Seattle Chinese Garden”

Woodland Park Rose Garden

The Woodland Park Rose Garden is a beautiful retreat from Seattle. The 2.5-acre garden has 200 different sorts of roses and uses organic gardening processes. It is also near the Woodland Park Zoo and Green Lake. Activities The Woodland Park Rose Garden is one of many sights in the Woodland Park. This makes Woodland ParkContinue reading “Woodland Park Rose Garden”

Linus Pauling Science Center

Linus Pauling was a leading chemical scientist and peace activist. He won Nobel Prizes in both areas. He graduated from Oregon State University (OSU) in 1922. The Linus Pauling Institute moved to OSU in 1996. The Linus Pauling Science Center was completed to house the institute in 2011. This week’s image is of the LinusContinue reading “Linus Pauling Science Center”