Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bike & Sketch!

Got to Ladd Circle a bit early this morning to meet folks rolling in for the Bike and Sketch ride. This pair was tidying up the intersection as I settled in to draw. * Llegé temprano a Ladd Circle esta mañana para reunirme con la gente que quería participar en paseo de dibujar en bicicletas. Estas dos personas estaban limpiando la calle mientras yo dibujaba.

More than 20 people came out for the adventure, and about 17 of us were getting around by bike. Our stop along the riverfront had lots of shady seating, but Tad made a great model as he stood to draw in his tiny sketchbook. * Más que 20 personas vinieron en la aventura, con alrededor de 17 viajando por bicicleta. Nuestra parada al lado del rio tuvo muchos lugares para sentarnos en la sombra, pero Tad era un modelo fantástico al pararse para dibujar en su libro diminuto.

My husband Chris did this sketch of the Hawthorne Bridge. I am impressed with his ability to make sense of the complex steel struts! * Mi esposo Chris hizo este dibujo del Hawthorne Bridge. ¡Su capacidad de entender el logico de los puntales complejos es tan impresionante!

Next stop--urban goats! We were super luck to arrive just as one of the caretakers was wrapping up his morning goat feedings. The goats, in the meantime, had a great time exploring all the sketching supplies with their curious mouths. * Proxima parada--¡las cabras urbanas! Tuvimos la gran suerte de llegar justo cuando uno de los cuidadores de las cabras estaba terminando sus tareas de la manana. Y las cabras tuvieron la gran suerte de explorar nuestros heramientas de arte con sus bocas curiosas. 

Last stop--Lone Fir Cemetery. It's easy to settle in to this quiet, shady, historic place...was hard to tear ourselves away after just 30 minutes. * Ultima parada: el cementario Lone Fir. Es tan fácil instalarse comodamente en este lugar tan quieto, sombreado, y historico...fue difícil irnos despues de solamente 30 minutos.

It was great to see old friends as well as to meet so many new people! Very glad that so many folks could join us on this ride. * Que divertido, ¡ver a los amigos establecidos y conocer a la gente nueva! Me alegra que tanta gente podía participar en este paseo.


  1. Katura, I'm so impressed that you managed to get so many terrific drawings while organizing and leading the group. I love all those expressive, sepia lines. Even without the ride it was a very fun morning and a real pleasure to see the large turn-out. Thank you for making it happen.
    And hurray for Chris for tackling a difficult subject.

    1. Thanks, Vicky! I grabbed the sepia pen at the last minute to go with my Beatrix Potter outfit, since sepia ink & watercolor were the basis for so many of her lovely book illustrations. Hee hee! Glad you had a good time.


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