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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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December 6, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Old city bathhouses stage comeback

Sketched Nov. 18, 2013 Talk about an interesting transformation. Back in the early 70s, when people stopped using the city’s historic bathhouses as places to change into their swimwear, the little brick buildings were repurposed as art centers. Currently, Seward Park’s is a ceramic studio, Madrona Beach’s hosts a dance company, and…

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May 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Back to biking after a traumatic crash

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May 13, 9:56 a.m. [Click on sketch to view larger]
Shelly Rae Clift had a really bad bike crash last July. She doesn’t even remember how it happened, only that she was riding to work on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Fremont. She was told later that she hit one of the metal posts that keeps cars from entering the trail.
“I broke my neck in three places,” she told me on a stop during her commute at Green Lake Thursday morning. “I had a brain hemorrhage and swelling.”
Clift, 47, also tore the arteries in her neck and knocked out her front teeth. “I still don’t have any feeling around my mouth,” she said pointing to a scar on her cheek. “The helmet saved my life.”

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