I’ll be sketching during the Seahawks’ NFC Championship matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Follow along with my illustrated report from CenturyLink Field (it will update throughout the game with the newest sketch on top):More
Sketched, Dec. 2, 2014
Andrew Morrison started his “Great Walls of Indian Heritage” in 2001 to give students at Indian Heritage School “something to look at and feel proud of.” This painting shows a member of the Blackfeet Indian tribe he meet at a gathering in British Columbia.
It wasn’t until I stood in front of Native American artist Andrew Morrison’s murals on a cold December morning that I really grasped how powerful — and valuable — they are.
Morrison’s towering paintings on the Wilson-Pacific School campus in North Seattle are among just a few notable examples of local public art honoring Native Americans that come to mind. Though pleasing in their own way, totem poles and the sculpture of Chief Seattle at Tilikum Place park can’t compare to the sheer size and impact of Morrison’s 25-foot-high murals.More
It’s game day in Seattle, and I’ll be sketching during the Seahawks’ playoff matchup with the Carolina Panthers. Follow along with my illustrated report from Century Link Field (it will update throughout the game):More
Sketched Jan. 6, 2015
Seattle cops, circa 1900, looked pretty spiffy. They wore high-collared shirts, heavy frock coats and tall helmets that not only helped them stand out in a crowd but conveniently stored their sandwiches. More interestingly, they didn’t carry handguns openly. They had to unbutton their coats to reach their pistols.More
Today was a sad day with senseless loss of life in Paris, where 12 people were murdered by gun-toting terrorists in the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.More
Sketched Dec. 28, 2014
Since the Seahawks aren’t playing this weekend, we can revisit Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams.
It ended well, but, oh, the nerves!More
The year is closing with news of a strong job market, so the timing may be just right to share what I learned from meeting people at work in 2014.
At Fishermen’s Terminal in Seattle, dockmaster Bill Corey showed me that old isn’t always bad when it comes to technology. He uses well-greased levers to pull boats into dry dock for repairs. He said the clunky mechanism, originally from an old streetcar, may be as old as the 100-year-old terminal.More
Sketched Dec. 15, 2014
The first Starbucks drive-through made out of recycled shipping containers opened in Tukwila three years ago, and the company has already replicated the concept in more than 20 other locations. There’s one in Ballard at 15th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 53rd Street, and others in Portland, Denver and Chicago.More
Sketched Dec. 9, 2014
The busy holiday season means stressful trips to the post office are back. But the slow, impersonal transactions I’m accustomed to are not what I witnessed at the little-known post office inside the old federal building downtown.More