Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sequoya Library this Sunday

Get your mittens, hat, boots and sketchbook ready.

This Sunday, January 19 is our monthly get together at Sequoya Library on the west side of Madison. Located in that same plaza is EVP coffee, so although we will meet in the library some may want to sketch at the coffee shop.

And you no doubt are aware some snow is forecast on Saturday. I'm thinking positively for Sunday and I know I will be going as I live within walking distance of the library...one of the perks of choosing the places we sketch and placing them on the calendar.

And speaking of that, this will be my third and last year of choosing the locations and letting you all know where they are. I'll be completing the dates for the group through December 2020.

So if you enjoy sketching with like minded people each month you might consider doing this not overwhelming task. Please let me know if you are interested at one of the meetups.

It would be a shame to let the group fade away.

See you Sunday!
Ruth


....a sketch I made on some old book paper looking at Lake Waubesa in the afternoon on Christmas Eve 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

December at the Garver Feed Mill

Fifteen plus sketchers showed up last Sunday to spend the afternoon at the Garver Field Mill, a newly renovated historic building located behind Olbrich Gardens. If you haven't had a chance to go you should. The building offers gorgeous natural light and at this point there was some wonderful coffee at Ledger's Roaster I enjoyed and offerings at Ian's Pizza and Surya Cafe.







Next up, Sequoya Library on January 19, 2020. Big bonus is EVP Coffee is open in the same plaza, so we will get together in the Library, but feel free to step out and sketch at the coffee shop.

Enjoy your holiday time and stay creative.
Ruth

Sunday, November 17, 2019

November at Common Ground in Middleton

Greetings Sketchers!

We all had a delightful time last Sunday at a great place in Middleton I was not familiar with, Common Ground Cafe and general cool meet up place. When I arrived I was able to hear the end of a music set that had been going for two hours during their brunch time.

We all agreed to have this on the rotation another time.

Nice to see Genie and her family, including new baby Franklin....have to get a sketchbook for him soon!






I just put 4 events on the calendar last week which will take us through March, Next up, the newly renovated Garver Feed Mill on the east side of Madison in December.

Hope to see you there and happy sketching,
Ruth

Monday, October 21, 2019

October in the Graveyard

Thanks Mother Nature, you held off the rain and 11 sketchers had a great time exploring fall on the wonderful grounds of the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Madison.

This is a beautiful place, thanks all for coming.

Remember we have a special meetup planned 11/2 at Madison's Hawthorned library - this is Saturday at 1:30. Bring anything to share - drawings, tools, etc. and enjoy hearing about Cindy's participation in the USK Symposium this summer in Amsterdam.

Plus, sketch the library - what's not to love?

November's monthly meetup will be at coffee shop and restaurant Common Ground AND if we have a day of warm weather, it's located right by Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Check the events calendar.


Enjoy fall, get out and sketch,
Ruth





Thursday, October 17, 2019

Meetup this Saturday

Hey Sketchers....

Here we are with our October meetup this weekend and the rain clouds are forming on my weather app...sigh, what can you do.

Remember we do have a rain location, over at the Sequoya Library at EVP Coffee, also possible is going to the Sequoya Library, so don't despair, keep sketching. I'll post a note tomorrow night after I take another look at the weather.

Added meetup opportunity! Cynthia Zick has posted an event on Facebook at the Hawthorne Library and will entertain us with tales of her trip to Amsterdam and participation in the USK Symposium, you can be sure there will be lots to share. Please bring your own sketchbooks and tools to share also - we like to take time to see what everyone is doing. We will meet 11/2, a Saturday, starting at 1:30pm.

So get busy!........... and stay creative.

Ruth

Thursday, October 3, 2019

September Meetup on Monroe Street

Greetings Sketchers,

We got a September meetup in the nick of time, thanks to a warm and dry spot at Roman Candle Pizza on Monroe Street, our backup this month for mother nature's plans. Rain.

This new restaurant on the corner of Knickerbocker and Monroe is a wonderful place for our group to hang out on a Sunday afternoon, beautiful lighting, just a few tables full, tasty food.

Good time had by all, some pretty good sketches too.




Next up, Forest Lawn Cemetery in October. The rain alternative will be EVP Coffee Shop or the Sequoya Library, both in the plaza off Midvale Blvd. I'll be back in touch if that's necessary.

Take care all, keep sketching, no weather excuses for you!

Ruth