I usually sketch alone. But last week I had two short little sketch sessions with friends and I’m wondering why we don’t do this more often. There’s something wonderful in being able to chat about just sketching and supplies, sketchbooks and setup, and all those things only sketchers are excited about.
Thursday night at the Tap Room at our local Whole Foods. Sketching with watercolorist Uma Kelkar. Chatting, drinking wine, and not sketching much.
Friday afternoon sketching at Santana Row with Nina Khashchina. Here’s a shot of Nina’s fabulous setup.
And my sketches from our quick meetup.
I photographed this sketch of a street corner as I went along.
And one last one, of the front patio of the restaurant Left Bank.
It was extra-special to get so much sketching time in on my birthday. And even more fantastic that I came home to new sketchbooks for me to test: A whole bunch of my favorite Stillman & Birn sketchbooks in soft cover. Am excited to use these and see if the lighter books make standing and sketching easier on my wrists.