Wednesday, August 28, 2019

August Meetup

What a terrific time 12 of us had in the University Heights neighborhood last Saturday. All the planets were aligned; the weather was superb, Tsela was such a great hostess, and what's not to love with the architecture in that historic district.

We all decided it was an idea worth repeating. Is your neighborhood interesting? I realized, living in Westmorland, I need get a date on the calendar. Lots to see here including a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home - stay tuned and let me know if you have an idea.

Thanks to all who came....we had a couple new faces, along with Louisa's two cute Sheltie dogs. We hope you all come back again.

Next up, Wingra boat rental off Monroe Street, check the events Calendar.

In the meantime, stay creative!


More News from Chicago!

I heard from Alex, our contact in USK Chicago, she posted the following info on Facebook and I wanted to make sure everyone had access.

Sounds exciting, and if you can make it please let us know...leads the way for other Tri-State meetups by another of our 3 state group, doesn't it. It might be nice to get in touch with our friends in the MWK group to see if we can get  a meetup together among the two of us.

Always nice to meet more sketching friends.....

Let's sketch Chicago: Tri-State sketchcrawl - IN, WI, IL

 · Hosted by Alex Zonis
  • Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM
  • The Bean
    1 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Sunday, August 18, 2019

News from USK Chicago

Greetings Sketchers,
A newsflash for those of you who do not use the Facebook page, USK Chicago is having a Tri-State Sketchcrawl and that means us!

Make plans for this great opportunity to head to Chicago on September 15. USK Chicago Admin Alex Zonis, posted this message on FB today:

"Hi Madison sketchers! I am a USk Chicago admin. USk Chicago would like to invite you to a Tri-State sketchcrawl!
We came up with this idea to have a sketchcrawl and invite our neighbors: Usk Indianapolis, Usk Milwaukee and you - USk Madison. The sketchcrawl will be in Chicago, because we are in the middle, on Sunday September 15, before our Midwest weather turns. We are planning to spend a day sketching, getting to know each other, maybe having a snack and a drink together.
We hope you like our idea. Details are coming soon."

I'll post this on the events calendar with, as Alex remarks above, details to follow soon.

Beautiful day sketching this afternoon with Kellen, hope you have been creative. Look forward to our meetup next Saturday.
See you there!


Monday, August 12, 2019

Saturday August Meetup

I hope you are as excited as I am to spend an afternoon on Saturday August 24 in the University Heights area of Madison. I drive by that area regularly and look with envy at those distinctive houses with challenging features to draw.

I regularly ask people, What suggestions and ideas do you have for places to draw? Tsela presented this idea and that's what prompted our August date. Tsela offers this writeup for further details:

Sketch the amazing houses and scenery in the historic University Heights neighborhood! We will meet at 1pm the intersection of North Spooner Street and Hoyt Street, in front of the blue house with white trim. At around 1:10 pm we will saunter up Summit avenue and right onto Ely place. Or feel free to wander out on your own.  You may want to bring a folding chair, unless you don't mind standing. At 3 pm let's coalesce where we started, and go to Tsela's house for tea, coffee, treats, and general socializing.

Fingers crossed for weather.

I'm going, are you?

Stay creative and keep sketching

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Sketching Vacations

Hi all,
I've nearly filled a travel sketchbook from my past three weeks in Vermont. What a great state this is and it brought back a lot of family memories.

well, these should be side by side....a wonderful Air BNB we stayed at in Middlesex, just felt so good to feel remote, in the middle of nowhere....

Another thing I like is bike riding, the Burlington Bike path is a beauty and flat - something not found in many places in VT.

So onward, the end of summer approaches. I just put two new events on the calendar, take a look, note that two are on Saturday.
Saturday, August 24, 1-3 - drawing houses off Regent - Thanks Tsela!
Sunday, September 22, 1-3 - Monroe Street/Lake Wingra , the park by the boat rental
Saturday, October 19, Forest Hill Cemetery, Speedway Ave

Ideas? Send them our way and keep sketching....

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Sketching in August and USK August edition of Drawing Attention

This month we will sketch at the Memorial Union Terrace and in University Heights (more info on this site later in the month) on August 25th.  See the Events calendar for details.

Here's the link for USK's August Drawing Attention.  Some great looks at other chapters around the world.  They bring their cats with them in Bejing!  Happy Sketching!