Monday, January 31, 2011

Inclement Weather AGAIN

Canceling this Wednesday again because of the storm lined up for this week. Wow, we've been getting a lot of snow!! Hope you are all getting out on the weekend to sketch or paint the snow in between storms!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Book Review "1000 Journal Pages" by Dawn DeVries Sokol

I have been wanting to get this book and my daughter got me a Barnes and Noble gift card for Christmas. I ordered it on line.

This book is not a how to book. This book is loaded with photos of 1000 journal pages, or pretty much, a Grown Up picture book. This is a great book for ideas and inspiration and gives you a peek into the pages of other artists journals. This is a great resource for one's personal art book library and this is a great reference for those who want to teach journaling to others. It's loaded with examples that can be shown to students or those new to journaling.

I like the two pages up front that contain journal prompts for those with a loss of what to put in their journals. Very inspiring and motivating book!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

PAC Meeting

Saturday was the General Meeting for the Patchogue Arts Council. The meeting's agenda included the elections of the new trustees. Joel Peck will be returning as the PAC President.

Meeting details included Membership stats, the Walking Arts Tour/3rd Patchogue Arts Festival Reports, awards for Volunteers of the Year (2010), updates on the next Biennial, a member show at St Joseph's and other activities.

Upcoming events include a Spring Mixer in March and opportunities for members.

PAC is always looking for volunteers. If you can spare the time to assist with any of the upcoming events, please visit or just click the logo and it will take you to the wesbite.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Canceling this Wednesday

Due to the impending inclement weather on Wednesday, we are canceling this Wednesday's Sketch Outing, safety first, folks.

Try to get some snow sketches in, I managed to get a few sketches and paintings done!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Year World Wide Sketch Crawl Saturday January 22

OMIGOSH!!! Almost forgot to post this!

Mark your calendars, the next global drawing marathon will be held on saturday January 22nd 2011!!!
It's a pretty great number to celebrate! 30 World Wide SketchCrawls in the last 6 years!!!
Very cool ...

It's supposed to snow Friday so try to get out and do some snow sketches on Saturday. Many of us have been getting out to do both, plein air painting and sketching out in the snow and experiencing EXTREME painting. Get out there while there is still snow!

For those of you not familiar with a Sketch Crawl, the idea is for artists to get out and sketch! Fill that sketchbook, get out with other artists, then post what you did on line later that day. Have fun with it!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wednesday Sketch - January 19th 7PM

If the weather is ok, we'll meet at the Roast Coffee and Tea Company, if you wish, bring something along to sketch and we might set up a still life.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wednesday Sketch - January 12th - Canceled

Folks, due to the potential for a heavy snow on Wednesday, our regular sketch outing is going to be canceled this week.

However, for those that want to participate, I am issuing a "SNOW CHALLENGE." Use the snow as a subject and sketch some snow scenes. If you would like them posted on the blog, please post a comment or link to this post.

Monday, January 3, 2011

First Gathering of the New Year

Happy New Year! To start off sketching for the new year, we'll gather at the Roast Coffee and Tea Company on Main Street in Patchogue. So if you have time and want to come out for some Java and for some sketching company, we'll be meeting at 7.

We are still looking for a gathering place to meet while it's cold out, where we can set up still lives and maybe do some other sketchbook activities where folks won't mind if we get a little messy.