Friday, January 21, 2011

High on Art

Didn't get much sketching done this Wednesday, but it was one of the most fun and productive Wednesdays in memory. We had a great time and a great turnout at the Sketchers exhibit viewing at the Unitarian Church, including the delightful Anacortes sketchers and their entourage. Thanks to Christi Schaffer of the UUCWI art committee for opening the gallery for us. Some favorite nuggets of conversation overheard at the gallery:

"I'd love to attend services sometime. Do you allow atheists?" "Oh, yes! That's what many of us are!"

"Do you have a blog?" "A BLOG? There are only two of us. And we can't even draw!"(Anacortes Sketchers - I love those two nuts!)

The guy in the corner: UBCC
Next stop, Useless Bay Coffee, where we did some sketching and met the wonderful and talented Phyliss Ray, our new favorite Whidbey artist. After sketching, Phyllis invited us to her studio at 106 McLeod Alley for some wine and brainstorming. Stay tuned for more on that . . .

We were all just blown away by her oils and watercolor work. Check out Phyllis' Ray a Day and stop by the studio on the next Saturday Art Walk on February 5. Rumor is there will be wine, roses and chocolate!

Looking at art, talking about art, sketching, laughing, brainstorming, hatching plans . . .  all-in-all a perfect day. The creative juices were flowing and I came home exhilarated.


  1. It was a fun gathering at UUCWI meeting the artists from Anacortes and gabbing with my sketching pals. Your write up on the event is hilarious and enjoyable to read. Good sketches

  2. You are so right! What a great time. One of these I am going to stay to the end to enjoy ALL the fun! And it WAS a good sketch day for you - they are great, as always.

  3. Soooo fun. Once again, thanks for being so welcoming! I'm off t0 Guemes this weekend to sketch/paint. I'm looking forward to our next visit on Feb 9.
    Missy (a blogless Anacortes sketcher)