Monday, October 6, 2014

Back in Seattle Again

My brother & I happily took a quick weekend trip to Seattle to visit BrickCon.

We stayed at the lovely Hyatt Place in Downtown Seattle, just walking distance from Seattle Center (and the Space Needle). Once again, using public transit was a big savings.

We crammed quite a bit into the one full day we spent in the city!

First, we visited my beloved Pike Place Market.
Pike Place Market

Inside the Pike Place Market

The view of Elliott Bay was gorgeous from the upper level windows:
Elliott Bay

Elliott Bay

A quick trip back to the hotel, then it was on to BrickCon!
BrickCon 2014

We then enjoyed lunch at the Armory, walked through Seattle Center, then headed back to the hotel.

Feeling adventurous for dinner, we walked and caught the bus towards Lake Union to Sebi's Bistro.
Sebi's
We Are 12

Our hotel was so accomodating to reheat my brother's leftovers the next morning - they even presented it for him on a plate, much to the envy of other guests!

The Space Needle was especially significant to us this trip because of its close proximity to the hotel. On foot, we knew we were getting close as the Needle grew bigger.

I have acquired a new Seattle-specific addiction: Top Pot Hand-Forged Doughnuts. Whenever I hear the first few measures of Nirvana's Come As You Are, I can feel the cool sea breezy air on my skin and I want to munch on a Top Pot doughnut (preferrably one of the blueberry cake variety) whilst wearing plaid flannel.

Until we meet again, my beloved Emerald City!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Work in Progress: Cockle Shell Flowers Drawing

I'm working on a colored pencil drawing for my Uncle Bob & Aunt Krysia during my spare time:Flowers in Colored Pencil

These flowers reminded me of the ones they planted outside my house when I was little. Also, since my Uncle Bob is a huge Grateful Dead fan, so I wanted to incorporate an "art nouveau" style with bright colors.