Two days ahead of Puget Sound Rug School I have immersed myself in Seattle visually and physically. Who knew you could “hike” five miles in a city? Camera in pocket and rain gear on here are some inspiring compositions.
First stop was a fiber mecca for me. Patricia Belyea has amassed an amazing collection of Japanese yukata cottons available for US quilting and fiber artists from her shop in Seattle or online at OkanArts.com. I selected bold patterns and intimate repeats of lines to be combined into my art.
Vendors carrying produce, flowers, artisan products, and baked goods entice the tourists at Pikes Market down along the waterfront. The blast of color and natural shapes caught my attention.
The city is filled with contrasting shapes, lines of different strengths, and shots of color in the structures, everyone vying for attention.
And then there was the sensual allure of roasting coffee at THE Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room. Notice the gentle curves of the copper tubes and the warm color of the roasted beans awaiting the personal selection.
All of my senses were heightened. I am sure to end up with some visual artwork from these hours spent in the Emerald City. Traveling from the West Virginia mountains to a metropolitan area increases the awareness of structure.