Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sensible hats and tired feet: #WCsketch

I've put up two posts from the 2nd Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl event over at, so I figure I'll drop my last handful of sketches here just for kicks. It was a warm day and I was a little tuckered from the various planning committee duties (still am, in fact--almost typed "wet coat" instead of "west coast" above!) But as we wrapped up the second round of sketchbook sharing in the afternoon, my hands found a new pencil and I found myself whacking out a few more doodles.

Part of the motivation was the fact that Paula's hat was nearly the same vermillion color as the pencil in my hand...

...And sensible summer hats were really such a staple of the sketching toolkit on that very warm summer's day.

Having packed everything up and loaded myself, my gear (too much gear), and the baby onto the city bus, I started to realize how tired the day's adventure had left me. When the kiddo got a bit fussy just two blocks from home, I was only too glad to take a break in a shady spot of overgrown lawn at the local schoolyard. She had a great time tugging on grass flower stalks while I leaned up against the fence, drank the last of my water, and thought, "Whew! What an adventure!"


  1. Katura, all your brilliant organizing made for a wonderful event for so many people. I'm glad you were able to get some sketching in, but I'm surprised you still had the energy. You have lovely sketches of the event, but my fave's got to be Magpie corralled by your leg;)

    1. Aw, thank you! I like the poses of her hands and feet in that sketch quite a bit: you can totally tell from her body language that she's thinking, "Hmm, which delicious piece of clover shall I stick into my mouth next?" Hee hee. And hooray to the whole team for pulling of a great event with remarkable precision and flair!