Sunday was the monthly Seattle Urban Sketchers outing, held this time at the Burke Museum on the UW campus. Nicole joined me, and on a very rainy day, it was great to have an indoor location. The sketching group was not as large as last month's, maybe 25-30. There was plenty of room to spread out among the many exhibits (two floors worth of natural history and anthropology), and the only minor irritation was the occasional fussy child running about.
The main problem with this location, I soon discovered, was a wealth of material -- so many cool things to draw, and only 2-1/2 hours. I made the mistake of rushing through each sketch in order to dash to the next thing, and was not that pleased with the results.
Afterwards I had a little think about this, and realized that this tendency to rush things is a recurring tendency, and not only in artistic endeavors. I need to learn how to slow down and do things with greater consideration. How do I do that? I'm not sure yet, but am excited to explore this more.
After the sketching session the group reconvened in the lobby to look over the work done (hint: you can always click on any photo in these posts to open a larger version).
Nicole had a great time, too, and wants to do more urban sketching -- hoorah! And finally, one of the co-leaders posted on the Urban Sketching blog, and she likes to take photos of the sketchers -- I am in two of the pics -- here is the link: