Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sketches from Tri Dee

Sketches by Michele Cooper at Tri Dee with ASk
Thank you, Tri Dee, for my new Blackwing pencil. I love it! -- Michele Cooper

I hope other sketchers will post theirs from this exciting day.

Monday, February 16, 2015

ASk at Tri Dee Art Supply in Mt. Vernon

The back door at Tri Dee and the mural.
There's always such a positive, welcoming environment when I go to Tri Dee Art Supply in Mt. Vernon.You can tell it's going to be creative, fun and exciting, just by the way it looks on the outside!
The back wall has a huge mural that says, "Make Art Not War". It consists of 139 pieces made by members of the community, from the owner's daughter to well known artists.

Thank you, Summer, and the rest of the crew at Tri Dee for making us welcome today and for the lovely gift of the Palomino Blackwing 602 pencils! They are fabulous!
Only three of us (Anne, Michele, Sandy) made it back inside the store for a photo on the steps with our sketches.

It was such a lovely day, sunny and in the 60's. What a treat for February! So although our sketch meet up was planned so that we could shelter from winter inside, many of us just had to go outside and take advantage of the early spring weather. Some sketched around the block, others joined up way down by the river. It was hard to keep track of where anyone was at any part of the afternoon. I'm looking forward to seeing their sketches as they post them on the Anacortes Sketchers Blog in the next few days! So much to write in my sketch journal, so I'll post my sketches from the day tomorrow!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sketching at Aleli's House

 Orchid Plant
Burmese Buddha

It's always fun to sketch at Aleli's home.  Everywhere you look, there is something that catches your eye.  

Sketches by Missy
Feb. 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

Kalena's Treat

Jerlyn's lone treat on Kalena's fish plate.

Sketch by Kalena
Feb. 2, 2015

A Collection of Beach Treasures





Kalena had a wealth of seashore treasures to sketch.  A walk down to the beach provided more inspiration.  What a great ASk afternoon!!


Sketches by Missy
Feb. 2, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Collector's Treasures


(In progress) Almost finished with this year's Sketchbook Project!
All stored in jars, baskets and the collector's memory, each small and seemingly insignificant piece has a story. She shared her treasures with us. Just like the person, the home was beautiful both inside and out.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kalena's House

Thank you, Kalena, for your hospitality in hosting today's meet up with the Anacortes Sketchers. 
Opportunities for subject matter around every corner outside. 
Jerlyn, Petey, Missy, Patrick (Back)
Annette, Jude, Bonney, Jane, Katie, Kalena (Front)
Down the beach: Jill--Inside, at the dining table: Linden, Carolyn
Behind the camera: Michele
There were views of the tidal bay with a few forested islands, a shoreline strung with beach houses, some still showing their 1950's origins and not a drop of rain as we took our walk on the shore.
Every imaginable beach combing collection was available for inspiration   

Check back for photos of our sketches of the day as they are uploaded.