Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sketching at Casey's Crafts

This week, Whidbey Island Sketchers headed to Casey's Crafts. Surrounded by all sorts of ribbons, fabric, notions, paint and supplies we marshaled our wits to figure out in all the visual smorgasbord we each wanted to draw. I found this stack of plaid fabrics all color coordinated and ready for someone's project. Normally I don't choose to draw things that are so repetitive but for some reason this just looked like fun. Thanks Lori for letting us sketch in your store!

Sketching Costumes

This was my 2nd year getting to go sketch at WICA's costume loft. Oh my! What temptations to draw on every side! I found this hat and just had to sketch it. It was covered with silk roses of all shades and had a peacock feather artistically draping over the brim. What fun! Thanks so much Judith for setting this up!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Sketching Costumes

Huge thanks and gratitude to Costume Mistress Judith V. for allowing the Whidbey Island Sketchers up into the costume storage loft at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA). So many beautiful costumes, hats, headdresses, capes, fans and SHOES!!! Very hard to choose and focus on just one neat thing to draw!

Friday, January 19, 2018

WICA Costume Loft

This is going to date me, but today I sketched these black and white wing tips at the WICA Costume Loft, the whole time with Joe Jackson, "Gotta Look Sharp!" in my head.

Oh what fun it is to sketch with the Whidbey Island Sketchers!!!!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sketching the ABUNDANT EARTH FIBER MILL in Clinton

Whidbey Island Sketchers were invited to the ABUNDANT EARTH FIBER MILL in Clinton to sketch the looms, spinning wheels, and hanks and hanks of soft, colorful wools. I find it amazing that in the over seven years I have lived here I never know this place existed. I guess it shows my lack of spinning, weaving, knitting and sheepies knowledge.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Clay House

I totally agree with Judi ... the Clay house was a wonder of visions.  The tough part was figuring out what to sketch.   Well, I focused on this art piece ... first, I sketched the pooch to start a buddy art for Emily.  Then, I did the whole thing.  We had a wonderful time, a great group showed up, we heard reports of Mary & the gang's visit to Emily ...

Friday, January 5, 2018

Another FABULOUS sketching day!

Once again, being a member of the Whidbey Island Sketchers tribe afforded me an opportunity to be a guest in another absolutely STUNNING Island home I probably would otherwise never have had. We were invited to sketch in the incredible Clay home in Greenbank, a feast for the eyes in every direction. The high-bank scenery view over the inlet, the gardens, the architecture and furnishings - there was so much to see that I almost couldn’t settle on one thing. But I found a comfortable spot to sit, and bingo! - right in from of me was this lovely old clock, tucked in a corner of the stone fireplace. "Cogsworth the Clock"! Too good to pass up!