My “Business” Sketchbook: AYA Sushi

W14 10 21 AYA SUSHI 2Aya Sushi sustained us during our days in Olympia.  I am a sushi aficionado;
I was hooked during university.  Aya Sushi is the best sushi I’ve had since Lalaland!
I reserved a page in our business sketchbook because we ate there every night
they were open while working on the Senate offices.

W14 10 21 AYA SUSHI 6Taino humbly made dish after dish for us
(gads I apologize if I am spelling his name wrong).
On our birthdays made a salmon sumthin’ in a martini glass on the house.
Dishes came with beautiful orchids.
We put them on the dashboard of our Mountaineer and they lasted a week before dying.
Did you know they are to EAT?
Taino said they are not decoration — but told us too late!

W14 10 21 AYA SUSHI 4On top of all that, the surroundings are colorful and beautiful.
Hand-made paper lanterns overhead at the bar (where we sat) and
Japanese brush paintings of waves, very traditional.
Located in a mall, you wouldn’t suspect a great restaurant is behind that neon sign.

Super Washington was our favorite; Taino seared salmon till it was crunchy,
on top of a crab-cucumber-sumthin else roll!  Second was an amazing seaweed salad.  YUM YUM YUM spicy yellowtail hamachi fried soft shell crab roll unagi . . .

DSC00210_2DSC00213W14 10 21 AYA SUSHI 1I didn’t draw on site — too busy munching happily.
I took pictures and left a page to play around with images.  I kinda like it, though Taino is
better looking than my sketch!

Lamy Safari pen with Noodlers Lexington Grey (also with brush); Daniel Smith + Qor + Sennelier watercolors in my Stillman & Birn Delta book.

Oops lest I forget, my favorite part, the company of my husband.  Talking with pen in hand.
I guess I did sketch on site. . .

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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3 Responses to My “Business” Sketchbook: AYA Sushi

  1. susanissima says:

    Love the richness of this post, the photos, sketches and text combined.Made me so hungry!


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