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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

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September 6, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Fremont Troll captivates Texas artist

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Artist Joshua Boulet sketches me at the Fremont Coffee Company while I’m doing the same: drawing him.

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You can never sketch the Fremont Troll enough. More here.

(Four-color BIC pen on 5.5″ by 8.5″ Stillman And Birn Gamma Series sketchbook.)

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I’m hardly a lonesome sketcher in Seattle, and that makes me really happy. Every third Sunday of the month I can go sketching with the Seattle Urban Sketchers. And every other month —or so it seems— sketchers from other cities come to visit. Hello, Tommy Kane, Marty Harris and Jim Bumgarner.

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October 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Dinosaurs of the ivy league

Sketched Oct. 16, 2012 For most of the year, the Fremont topiary dinosaurs blend with all the greenery along the Burke-Gilman Trail. But as fall comes and the poplar trees nearby shed their leaves, you can’t miss mama and baby Apatosaurus. The living sculptures have adorned the bottom of Phinney Avenue North since the late 1990s,…

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September 26, 2012 at 8:00 AM

A favorite piece of art in Fremont

Sketched April 17, 2012 You gotta love the Fremont neighborhood and all its public art. The sculpture of commuters “waiting for the Interurban” is one of my favorites. I guess it speaks to the commuter side of me. Times have changed since the heyday of trolleys, but so many of us still hop on public…

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April 27, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Where old computers can find new purpose

Sketched April 17, 2012 When spring-cleaning season comes around, I’m always faced with the same question: Has the day of reckoning arrived for my 12-year-old iMac? I’m such a geek that I may never get rid of the bulky computer, but if I do, I think I’ll take it to a place like Interconnection. At the nonprofit…

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February 10, 2012 at 8:04 PM

The heart and the art of chocolate

Sketched Feb. 7, 2012 “We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in Spain.” I’ve used that excuse on my wife for the 12 Februarys we’ve been together. But this year, with our 10th wedding anniversary fast approaching, I decided to finally do something about my lousy behavior. I went to Theo Chocolate well ahead of time so I would…

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October 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Spookiness comes built in to Victorian house

Sketched Oct. 18, 12:58 p.m. With Halloween around the corner, some people work hard to make their houses look haunted. But a few houses seem to have spookiness built in. Take this rare 121-year-old Victorian home for sale just steps away from the Fremont Troll. Wouldn’t it make a great haunted house? Greg Ahmann, who lived…

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October 19, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Troll check-in

Sketched Oct. 18, 4:21 p.m. Any time I’m around Fremont I make a point to check in with our beloved Troll. Earlier this week, I found him surrounded by scaffolding and construction equipment. A couple of WSDOT workers I talked to said that the Aurora Bridge columns are undergoing seismic upgrades and are being wrapped…

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September 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Fremont bridge sounds are a phone call away

2:54 p.m. [Click image to view larger] One of the great things about Kristen’s Ramirez Fremont Bridge art project is that everybody can enjoy it. You don’t have to go to an art gallery or a museum. You don’t even need to be at the bridge. You can just call the 1-800-761-9941 phone number and…

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