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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sketchcrawl #18





I went on my second Worldwide Sketchcrawl yesterday http://www.sketchcrawl.com/. Can you imagine people in 50 cities all mobilized at the same time to sketch the world as they see it? I am so priviledged to have had the chance to enjoy sketching in the glorious city of San Francisco. And, WOW, the number of talented and experienced artists that show up is incredible! Me, I just bumble along with my amateur sketches, enjoying the heck out of it!

Martha http://www.trumpetvine.com/ and I could have spent all day in the lobby of the charming Argonaut Hotel http://www.argonauthotel.com/index.html I am glad I got to see it again, as it was the first hotel that Charles and I stayed in when we began the process of moving to the Bay area, fours years ago. We are moving back to Texas in April so it was nice to have a little farewell sketching of the hotel and the city. The lobby is a design feast--every detail is impeccable. The furniture is all oversized and makes the place feel fantasy-like.

Stop by every now and then. My sketches will surely change flavor, as I start sketching my home state of Texas. Plus, Martha and I plan to meet around the globe for our own mini-crawls. How lucky I am to have made such a good friend in this world of sketching!

These sketches are just a tiny bit of how I saw San Francisco ...

8 comments:

gabi campanario said...

delightful sketches, i love the vibrant colors of that red chair. i joined some folks in Seattle for my first sketchcrawl and had a great time as well, can't wait for the next one!

Alan said...

That does it! I have to find a Sketchcrawl in Portland, or I will have to drive up to Seattle, or plan my next Bay Area trip in California for the weekend of the crawl. Missed it by 1 weekend.

Good luck in Texas.

Margaret Ann said...

Wow...you got a lot accomplished...I went on my first sketchcrawl in Phoenix at the botanical gardens...had a simply wonderful day! I love your idea of using a grid for this...it really helps capture more of the day...Great job! :)

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I am so full of envy! Would have loved to be in San Francisco to walk/sit/sketch over and over. I've just been devouring J. Lescroart's mysteries set there and have yearned to be back in the bay area.
Thanks for the visual reminders!

Linda said...

Beautiful work! I love how you've made the grids on the page -- not too tight or fussy -- just right! REally great drawings of the area.
:-)

Heather said...

I love it when you sketch! I want one of those red chairs of my very own.

Sandy said...

What a fun, creative blog, I am glad I 'found' you - and I am jealous you have met and sketched with martha!

Martha said...

It was a fantastic day! I am so glad we could "crawl" together again. An you know I WANT those red chairs :)