Saturday, January 25, 2014

The San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup group
and the San Diego Sketchcrawlers met for the World Wide Sketchcrawl #42 at the Balboa Park Lily Pond. This is our group, our sketches and a 2 minute video of the event which shows the sketchers, our sketches and a little of the surrounding area.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Affirmations Yoga Sudio, Poway

4 of us met at the Affirmations Yoga Studio in Poway to sketch moving, dancing students. We all agreed it was a great exercise in sketching fast! Below: my sketches and photo of the group.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy Sketching in the New Year!

On January 4th, I went to downtown Carlsbad, CA where I had previously spotted this unusual building with a gothic-style water dispenser kiosk in front.  It's the Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa.  The story is that a well was discovered in 1882 by Captain John Frazier.  The water was found to have health benefits and locals decided to name the wells after the healing waters from Karlsbad, Bohemia.  The Great Depression put an end to the well.  It was rediscovered in 1955 and not until the 1990s was it revived back into use.  The spa is in the larger building, a partial replica of a 650-year-old building from Hamburg, Germany.  The water kiosk (open 24 hours/day) is partially hidden behind a tree from my vantage point.  There is a statue of the founder, Captain John Frazier, holding a refreshing glass of water, and you can see the two large holding tanks behind him.  Touting a Ph level of 8.76, which is apparently a good thing, I filled up a water bottle too.  

One of my resolutions this year is to draw everyday and improve over time.  A big "thank you" to Lydia Velarde for starting the San Diego Urban Sketchers group!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

42nd World Wide SketchCrawl

The San Diego Urban Sketchers will be participating in the 42nd World Wide SketchCrawl on Saturday, January 25 at Balboa Park, San Diego. Meet at the water lily pond in front of the botanical building. 9 am. 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Sign up on the San Diego Urban Sketchers meetup site: or reply on the the World Wide Sketchcrawl Forum, San Diego Location:

Sunday, January 5, 2014