My “Business” Sketchbook: Mattress Ranch

W14 10 22 MATTRESS LAND 1I’ve had this finished a long time and almost didn’t post it.
There really is a Mattress Ranch on the way to Olympia Washington.
It was the source of much amusement as we drove up in the morning to work at the Washington State Legislative Building.  In the end we pulled off th I-5,
I sketched the overall, and took pictures of the details.
Mostly a mish-mosh of cows and pigs and roosters,
in varying styles — not sure if they ordered them or made them locally.
I offer them to you.  The stylized drawings reflect the nature of the place.
I assure you the colors are accurate!

Drawn in an Stillman & Birn Delta journal with a Preppie pen
and Noodler’s Polar Brown ink.  Daniel Smith watercolors.


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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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7 Responses to My “Business” Sketchbook: Mattress Ranch

  1. susanissima says:

    What a hilarious and wonderful place! Nicely rendered in a child’s book illustration kind of way.


  2. Lainey says:

    Kate. This post had me totally flumoxed 😉 I ended up on Google. Mattresses? Farm animals? What do they sell? Do they have animals on the beds? Crazy place. I love it!


  3. Sammy D says:

    Too funny!! And slightly different business and clientele than the Mustang Ranch in Nevada *snicker *


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