Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Took a drive downtown to Cleveland's W. 25th Street neighborhood today. Thought about drawing the West Side Market, but chose instead the little strip of buildings on the west side of the street. Then we were off to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, where one could easily go back and do actual gingerbread house drawings while the Christmas season is upon us.
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Monday, December 5, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Pat and I sketch together at lunch some days, and sometimes Sophie joins us. We don't always sketch the same things even though we might be looking in the same direction. When we do, the results are interesting!
This statue might look similar in both sketches but our style and background varies. I often do a simpler sketch and with light color and when I look at Pat's I want to go back add lines and details and color. Sometimes I do and sometimes I leave it as it is!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I have been to Momocho several times, and the food is always great. I highly recommend that you get a plank of guacamole with their fresh chips. I also recommend the smoked trout and the pepita crusted trout (I'm a sucker for seafood when I go out to eat). In fact, I suggest the guacamole with blue crab as well.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
These are the three moleskine sketches I made while visiting the Medina Farmer's Market last year in June. It was a beautiful day and I took advantage of it. The second sketch is of the gazebo in the center of the square.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I have a couple sketches from a year or two ago of Medina's square that I'll post in the near future.
Friday, September 9, 2011
It's been so rainy and overcast the last week or so, that it's made it difficult to be outside drawing. The next best thing is to draw outside my window. There's a lot to see out of the living room and bedroom, so this is a good way to get some sketches done when the weather is bad outside.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
We picked a brutally hot day to visit the Cleveland Airshow -- 90 degrees out with not much shade and reflective heat beaming up from the tarmac. After we toured the planes (the Continental/United plane had full air conditioning!), we strolled over to watch the show. We took shelter on the edge of the runway under the wing of this small plane. The wing prevented us from looking straight up but we had a great view of the school bus shooting jet-fueled flames!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Date/Time: Sunday, August 28th, 2011, 9:00am
Parking: There should be parking along Prospect and Huron, and there are garages/lots along those streets as well
Location: We will be at the south end of the East 9th Avengers movie shoot. This location may change based on the activity and sites that we can see. Please arrive promptly to avoid missing us
Who: Everyone is invited! All levels and skills are more than welcomed!
NOTE: Please check this blog before you leave the house on Sunday, because any cancellation will be posted here by early Sunday morning. If there is no posting, then it is ON!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The posted schedule for shooting puts them on Walnut Ave, which is only about a block or two away from our meeting spot. If by chance the schedule is off, we will be going over to East 9th.
Watch here for weather-related updates.
If you would like to be a contributor to the Cleveland Urban Sketchers blog, please also email firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to have a lot of drawings posted next week from the movie set.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
You can find more information here about this walking tour or the other tours that run weekly throughout the summer.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Met a new sketcher at Wade Lagoon (behind the Cleveland Museum of Art) today, and it was a great morning. She picked this location, behind the mermaid statue, and it was a great decision. I wouldn't have chosen it on my own. The sun was bright, but not unbearable. The temperature was warm, but mild. I was shocked on my way home to see that it was in the 90s, certainly didn't feel like it was.
It was fun to watch the geese play around. They certainly seem to have cliques that they like to stay in. Every once in a while, several would decide to fly low on the water, almost skipping/running on the water. But, there was one that just couldn't do it and kept taking a nose dive deep into the water. Poor guy.
Friday, July 29, 2011
All artistic levels are welcomed.
There is plenty of free parking on East Blvd. and MLKjr on either side of the lagoon. There is also free parking on Sunday at any meters you see around Wade Oval. If you would rather, there is a paid parking at the Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Bring snacks & water/juice/soda, so you can enjoy working on your sketches for most of the morning.
Post any questions or comments to this blog posting, and we'll answer ASAP for you. If you plan to come, it'd be great to post on this blog that you're going, that way, we know to expect you.
See you there!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
In honor of WW Sketchcrawl 32, I brought my Moleskine sketchbook with me to the North Coast 24 training run and captured this view across from Edgewater Park. Close to the finish, the wind really kicked up, the sky behind the buildings grew dark, and the lightning started.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I sketched first, and by the time I was done, the lines were far too long for me to stand out in the hot summer sun. I'm upset, because I had planned to get a shrimp po'boy from Zydeco Bistro (I haven't tried them yet). But, all was good, because I didn't see them there anyhow. Maybe I'll catch them next week.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We ate a lot of food, and fortunately, they had smallish servings, and we did a lot of sharing. We started with chicken paprikash (when in doubt, get chicken paprikash). Then, Noreen got mac and cheese from Lolita, and I got nachos from Grumpy's. The nachos had 3 kinds of beans, great cheese, and a salty/sweet taste. Then, on our way to Lilly Chocolates, we stopped and got wonton chips with bacon quacamole from bac. Then, to Lilly Chocolates where we sat in the a/c and had ice cream floats. I had orange cream soda with malted vanilla bean ice cream. Very good as always, thanks Amanda and Lilly girls! Then, we hit Cookie and a Cupcake. Now, I just figured that all I'd heard about them has been hype. Buy, no way! I got just the normal yellow cake with chocolate cream frosting, and boy, it was the best yellow cake ever.
As if that wasn't enough, I got a cabbage roll to take home from the booth for Prosperity Social Club. We also strolled through the shops and St. John's church. All in all, a great 4 hours or so spent outside in the gloriously hot day. The only thing that could have made it better is if Tremont had set up misters to spray the crowd. That would have been awesome.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
There is a traveling exhibit of bronze Dr. Seuss sculputres at Eton on Chagrin Blvd in Woodmere. It's up until September, and I enjoyed sketching there the other day. I just sat on the floor behind a plant to get this good angle of The Grinch. Not many people came through to bother my view, and anyone who cut through apologized for getting in the way. A family also stopped by and they all took their pictures in front of the Lorax.
I may draw another sculpture next week. The Green Eggs and Ham looks fun, and so does the Yertle the Turtle stack of turtles would be a lot of fun.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I'm honored to be asked to contribute to this blog. This is the Post Office on Snow Road in Brookpark that is now closed. That's snow you see clumped next to the light pole and stop sign. The P.O. itself is to the very right of the drawing, a simple box shaped building. I think this was done in early 2007, but I didn't date it, so I can't say for sure. Thanks for inviting me on to Urban Sketchers Cleveland!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
It was a quiet morning down at Wade Oval. I'd gone down to do some sketching, and I was pleasantly surprised by several globe sculptures around the oval. There were some people walking laps around the inner oval (which isn't much of a walking track, only took about 4-5 minutes to make a lap). There was a group of 4 women using a big stone slab as a table for a game of Uno. Do to the holiday, none of the museums or gardens were open.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
This is #9 of Get out and Play. Hanging out on the Green at Oberlin College. This is Bosworth Hall, The inscription above the main door read: "But of all things truth bearth away victory". #10 was Eastcoast Custard and once again....no drawing..just eating.
Here I am at # 7 of Get out and play. Coventry is wonderful street full of odd shops and eateries. Lining the whole street are these wrought iron sculptures that wind around trees, benches and bike racks. It was a pleasure finding space and drawing them. As you can see #8 was the Gelateria on Cedar. No drawing...just eating....