Pioneer Square, Seattle

After leaving a meeting with NBIS last Thursday I took a brief stroll through Pioneer Square in Seattle. There I met Jim and Deborah, both exhibiting work for First Thursday. Until I asked what they were set up for, it hadn't dawned on me that this was the first Thursday of the month. Even worse, although I often work in Pioneer Square, I've never take then time to explore any of the galleries, tents, etc. There were some really interesting people and a couple of good conversations were had.

Deborah sits with people and draws stories in 90 seconds or less. She asked me what my favorite animal was. I replied the mongoose because it's small and unassuming, but stands up when it needs to. In 90 seconds I was handed a signed piece of art with a personal story. Thanks Deborah! I'll be making it a point to enjoy the First Thursdays from now on. 

I saw a lot of people posing with this sculpture. I have no knowledge of the history of it, but found it interesting. Image captured with Mamiya 645 AFD II with Kodak Portra 400.

Deborah sketching the mongoose. I later learned from her that she is full-blooded Blackfoot and has work in galleries all over Seattle. Never know who you'll meet when you take the time to do so. Image captured with Mamiya 645 AFD II with Kodak Portra 400.

Jim and Deborah posing with the newly minted sketch. Image captured on Mamiya 645 AFD II with Kodak Portra 400.

The final piece by Deborah. Now I just need to find the appropriate frame for it. Image scanned with Epson Perfection V500.