Thursday, November 5, 2009

I get rather bored sometimes and I needed to figure out how to edit on the phone. Yippie ki.

Sent from my iPhone

Sent from my iPhone

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Microsoft Building 110th Ave NE

This is the entrance to one of the new Mircrosoft buildings, located in downtown Bellevue. It's located next to the Transit Center and across the street from Bellevue City Hall on 110th Ave NE. The building has been underconstruction for the last two years. I've appreciated seeing the construction from start to (almost) finish for this +20 story building.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


At the corner of Garden Way in Woodiniville sits a plaza that is the central hub of the town. Across the street from here is an outdoor area with tables and chairs at a Jamba Juice. Here is where I sat and drew the building across the street which houses a Seattle Icon that is Starbucks and a delicious Mongolian Grill restaurant.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lunch Time Sketch

This is a sketch of the courtyard at Bellevue City Hall. In my previous post I showed a drawing facing North at the same location. In this drawing I've turned to face South from the same vantage point. On the right of the drawing is a cement water fall which fills the "urban river" that continues to the building on the North side of the courtyard (see previous post). In the background, trellises are shown which continue left to the City Hall building entrance. The design of the trellises and repetition create an interesting structure and define the pathway to the entrance.

Friday, May 29, 2009


I'll randomly be posting sketches from my sketchbook throughout this blog. I started sketching more in an attempt to study architecture, signage, and the environments around me. I read an article about a architect who sketched what he saw while he ate lunch. Since I've started, I've stumbled onto other sketcher sites like the urbansketcher. This site was started by Seattle Artist Gabi Campanario who also sketchblogs for the Seattle PI online.

I usually go out on my lunch hour and spend about 5-10 mins on the drawings. The goal is to keep them loose and study form. Many of the drawings depict locations in Downtown Bellevue, Woodinville, and other NW locations. This particular image is at the Bellevue City Hall Courtyard, a place I often go to get away while I'm at work. There is well groomed lawn, and "concrete" river flowing around the courtyard. There is also a modern building with floor to ceiling glass walls. If I were to design a home it would resemble this setting.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Clean Water Classic

Kristi, Blue (our dog) and I went to Westport, WA yesterday to watch the 8th annual Clean Water Classic a surfing competition in the NW. Although the weather wasn't 80 degrees and sunny we still had a great time setting up camp at the beach. There were surfers from up and down the west coast competing for prize money and a chance at semi-fame! Blue didn't know what to think of ocean waves crashing in... it was her first time to the beach. However there was another surfer couple who tried to get their puppy to ride the board. Although he didn't ride the wave very long it was still longer than Kristi or I when we tried.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Pics for Trip 6


I'm terrified getting ready to go down Splash Mountain

Now Kristi's scared on Thunder Railroad

Me at the park entrance