I really enjoy crafting and making things, but I’ve lately realized that I miss drawing and painting and I’ve been making an effort to rectify that lack in my life. I’ve been doing a bit of sketching on my own and, as I posted the other day, I re-organized my studio so that I could start painting again. I also joined an Art group on Meetup.com. Today, Ken and I went to a meetup with some other members in Calgary at Devonian Gardens.
The meetup was a “Sketch Crawl” and was basically an informal way for everyone to just dive in and sketch and be able to share what they were doing with the group. I brought my pencils and a travel watercolor set, and Ken took his camera and tripod. We had never been to the gardens before and were pleasantly surprised. I think it’s a place we will visit again, especially on some of those grey winter days. The greenness of it really cheered me up today.
It took me a while to get going because I am out of practice, but, even though I felt a bit self-conscious, almost everyone else said during the introductions that they just really wanted to practice or gain some experience, or that they were just learning, so I was in good company. We met some really nice people, and I will definitely be going to the sketch crawl meetup next time.
Here are a couple of the sketches I did today: