Random notes and sketches by newspaper artist and Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Discovery park

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Sunday morning we went to Discovery Park for the first time since we moved to Seattle almost two years ago. Here you can see the West Point Lighthouse. You can't get further West in Seattle than here. This is it. The views are spectacular and yesterday's temperature in the 70s was ideal. A fabulous day that could have been even more fabulous if I had not lost my glasses here. Yes, this pair of glasses I drew a while back. I don't know how it happened. I remember Olivia throwing sand over my head when we were at the beach... but I'm not sure if I dropped them then or later. I know I was wearing them when I did the sketch. Oh well. I have a back up that I'm wearing now. I'm not that blind anyway, I can see fine without them, but things can get a little out of focus. Astigmatism is the name for what I have. Anyhow, isn't if funny that I had to lose them at a place called discovery? Go figure!
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El domingo por la mañana fuimos a Discovery Park por primera vez desde que vinimos a vivir a Seattle hace casi dos años. Aquí puedes ver el faro del West Point. Este es el punto más al oeste de la ciudad. Las vistas son espectaculares y ayer hizo una temperatura de unos 20 grados que era ideal. Un día fabuloso que podría haber sido aún más fabuloso si no hubiera perdido aquí mis gafas. Sí, estas mismas que dibujé hace un tiempo. No sé cómo ocurrió. Me acuerdo que Olivia me tiró un buen puñado de arena por encima de la cabeza mientras estábamos en la playa pero no recuerdo si se me cayeron en ese momento o después. Sé que las tenía puestas cuando hice el dibujo. En fin, qué se le va a hacer. Tengo unas de repuesto por si acaso que son las que llevo ahora. Tampoco estoy tan ciego que digamos. Puedo ver perfectamente sin ellas, lo único es que las cosas a veces pierden un poco el enfoque. Tengo lo que se llama astigmatismo. Lo curioso es que haya ido a perderlas en un sitio que se llama descubrimiento (discovery). Tiene tela.

5 comments:

  1. What a fabulous place, you have sketched it so well.
    Sorry to hear about your specs, I hate losing things.

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  2. Great the previous one.

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  3. A great sketch Gabi...and I aplogize for the little giggle that escaped me when reading you lost your glasses at a place called discovery...maybe there's a message in somewhere, LOL.
    ronell

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  4. great drawing Gabi!! love the water most of all.

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  5. Great sketch! I like a little barge on the left :) Sorry to hear about your glasses - as a fellow "astigmatismatic" and glasses loosing person I can tell you - when you get the right glasses back on your nose you'll feel like you have a new pair of eyes and will sketch even more!

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