Tuesday, April 24, 2018

In Flight

Stage one...a fight to LAX. Definitely an adventure since unbeknown to us we needed a visa for our final destination. Had to do an electronic one with my sister’s help in Maine. It took about 2 1/2 hours to get that done. Meanwhile we missed the original flight to CA and were put in a later flight but with enough time to make the connection to flight 2.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018


Our sketch group met at the Hoptron Brewtique on Wednesday rather than the library which had some kind of flooding problems. Hoptron always welcomes us. I sketched a few patrons and my friend Pat who was busy sketching.

Saturday, April 21, 2018


I love when the forsythia starts to bloom and there is yellow everywhere! Welcome spring!!

Friday, April 20, 2018

On Saturday morning I did a few sketches in Union Square Park. There was a Saturday market going on too.

Once again I couldn't change the size of the images on the iPad, so when my trip starts I will probably  have to upload the smaller images. I hope you don't mind.

Glad to see some of you respond with your favorites of the alcohol ink tiles I posted yesterday. Debi loved them and took all of them for the shop. I promised her more sunflower tiles when I get back.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sea Tiles

I decided this had too many images to try and post them on my iPad, so I went straight to my laptop. I have some of my alcohol ink tiles at a gift shop/gallery called, "The Catbird Seat" in Sayville, the next town over from me. The owner suggested that I do some sea themed ones for the upcoming summer season. I will be taking these over to the shop before I leave on my trip next Tuesday. These were a bit harder to do than the flowers I've posted before because they need to pretty much resemble the creature I was aiming for. The flowers can be a bit more abstract. I like the way these came out. Do you have a favorite?

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


On Saturday after sketching in Union Square I headed uptown to the High School of Art & Design which was having a Draw-a-Thon fundraiser. Several of the NYC Urban Sketchers were already there since it had started at 10 am. I didn't get  there until about 3:30. I did a few warmup sketches and then did two of the models in their setting in the room. This was the second Draw-a-Thon I've gone to and I didn't get a chance to sketch any of the costumed models since the event winds down at 6 pm when pizza is served and raffles are drawn. It was a fun event!