Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sketching in Pretty Spaces

Last Saturday, the Urban Sketchers of Portland held a sketchcrawl that was rained out for most of us. Luckily, Meadow invited us to sketch in her lovely shared studio space. It was cozy and friendly and we even had a nice soundtrack of music to accompany our sketching and chatting. Each direction held views of exquisitely crafted pottery and the tools used to create it. There were colors and textures and patterns, galore--just perfect if you like to get lost in the details.

Unfortunately, I didn't sketch Meadow's wares, which are delightful. If you would like a mug with the Chapman School swifts diving into the chimney, or a little delicate porcelain vase, or any number of other little treasures, you should head over to the Thurman Street Studios--rain or shine. 

Monday, the day was clear and dry asI joined some sketchers at the LanSu Chinese Garden. We warmed up with tea and treats.

Then I sat outside and sketched a  Penjing (bonsai) ginkgo. I had to bend the branches in my sketch to fit it in my sketchbook, but that seems appropriate for a bonsai.

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