The meetups for October have now been added to our Events for Sketchers page, so please check them out and be sure to update your calendar! We’re switching to Saturdays now as the season cools down; it’s getting too cold (and soon to be dark) to comfortably sketch in the evenings, unfortunately.
On a related note, sadly tonight’s planned sketch at the Wolfe and the Sparrows statue in Inglewood is being preemptively cancelled due to the cold and rain in the forecast. See you next Saturday instead!
What a high energy location! Lots of people, dogs, food trucks, vendors and music. There were 7 of us, and 3 were new. Some sketched in the beer gardens, some found a bench or picnic table with a view. We further took in the atmosphere with a coffee/water & food afterwards at Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar.
Hi Everyone! I am back home in Calgary after a wonderful time in Europe including a cruise to the Baltic cities of Skagen, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The old town centres are wonderfully rich in history and architecture and became my sketching destination in each port..
Skaagen is a small town on the northern most tip of Denmark where the waves of Baltic and the North Sea meet and intersect.. The traditional house has red brick, white trim and tile roof.
Tallinn in Estonia has a delightful market square full of stalls, crowds and music. The 700 year old town hall with its soaring tower caught my eye and became the subject of my sketch.
The railway station in Helsinki had an enormous pair of guardians flanking the entrance.
Coffee, pastry and a sketchbook go well together anywhere in the world.
We walked our feet off in Copenhagen. This sketch was taken from a bench on the canal, not with a Carlsberg but instead a very good coffee from the local 7/11.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Eight members joined the sketch today. The weather cooperated quite nicely. Some stayed in the lot to sketch the back of buildings, others ventured out and sketched in the area.
Next sketch event: Friday, September 13 (5:30-7:30pm) – Inglewood Night Market. Meet at the NW corner of 10 Ave & 11 St SE, then reconvene there again at 7:30. Weather forecast looks good, but in case of inclement weather, event cancelled.
Chicken on the Way is a local fried chicken shop. It’s looked the same way for the 23 years I’ve lived here. Tonight we got a break on the weather and we took full advantage. Six sketchers showed up but, as you can see from the group photo, collectively they produced eight sketches.
It looked like it was going to be a perfect evening, then the clouds showed up and blocked out our precious heat. Started with 4 then lost one to the cold, then the rest of us shortly followed. Lasted just over an hour. Note to self, dress for all weather, a toque would have been nice 😦 Hope for better climes on Wednesday eve.
The sketching meetups for next month are now up on our Events for Sketchers page, so check them out and mark your calendars! We have some great meetups planned, including a reattempt at the iconic Chicken On The Way in Kensington, which was a disappointment to be rained out on back in June. Looking forward to trying some low-light sketching at the Inglewood Night Market, a trip back to the Stephen Avenue back alley (see some of the great views from last summer in Peter’s and Suma’s posts) some new public art in Inglewood and a recently reopened fixture of Edworthy Park!
Hope to see everyone soon, and stay posted for October’s schedule as we transition into the cooler months in Calgary.