Saturday, January 10, 2009

21st World Wide Sketchcrawl

This morning I finally got to go on a Sketchcrawl with a bunch of fellow Austin artists. We met at Ruta Maya coffee house and fortified ourselves with coffee and hot cocoa. Then worked our way up South Congress Ave. (SoCo) It was fun being back in these areas. I used to live down there and it has a really fun and funky vibe that is distinctly Austin. I walked, I sketched, I shopped, I chatted with a nomadic photographer and bought some of his lovely photos, and I finished by getting a few cupcakes to go from Hey Cupcake - located in a shiny silver airstream parked on a vacant lot.

Ruta Maya and my mug o'cocoa

Empty mug - it was really good cocoa. I almost had to get more, but given that this was the large, I thought I might be overdoing it.

I stopped the car real quick to get a sketch of these folks selling tomatoes from their van. What I wonder is who "certifies" that they are organic?

I bought this recycled metal goat at The Great Outdoors garden center. Very cool place.

The airstream cupcakery and chips and "soda" (not salsa) at Gueros Taco bar.

And my final sketch, back home. My dog likes to to rest on the very top of the couch cushions and pillows. She is like princess and the pea on top of many layers of softness.

I can't tell you how much fun this was. Really, what it was, was relaxing. I just walked and observed and watched the world go by and it was very cathartic. I highly recommend a jaunt like this.

ps - I love my new pen - thanks Mom!


Kate said...

Love your sketches, Robin! The adorable dog image is just the perfect capper. Thanks for being part of this!

Roxanne Steed said...

OMG! what great fun! Sounds like a perfect day! cute dog to come home to, too!

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