Monday, June 30, 2014
Because of The Rocks Aroma Festival we have a coffee theme this month.
Part of the festival is a Coffee Sculpture made up of decorated coffee cups so for those who are interested, white coffee cups will be handed out to draw on.
You are free to sketch whatever takes your fancy but indoor cafe scenes is certainly a cosy location for a winter sketching event!
The Aroma Coffee Sculpture Clelland Bond – The Rocks – 4-31 July 2014
“What do you dream of as you are sipping from your favourite cup?”
A giant coffee cup sculpture made out of coffee beans will live in the window of Clelland Bond foyer throughout July. A waft of steam will slowly float across the space made of cups decorated with your dreams.
Add your story in words, pen, colour and style and discover the dreams of others as they are strung from the ceiling of Clelland Bond foyer throughout July.
Note: the cups are made of recycled paper, and to be mounted upside like a lamp shade.
Also just to give everyone the heads up - we finally have a Urban Sketching Groups and Events page. This is a work in progress ....
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Our sketchcrawl yesterday was at Maling Road in Canterbury. It is a lovely little street; quite quaint with retails shops – not the usual big brands but nice little boutique shops and a number of antique shops - and many coffee shops. This is Maling Room, a cafe (used to be a post office) we went to after our sketchcrawl.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
This morning it was freezing. So after a surf I went to Tallwood and did a sketch.
Back in pattern I hope.
Just do it.
Wonderful morning at Queen Victoria Building with a big group of USKSYD.
I really loved all the work done today and how many aspects of this iconic location were captured on the page.
Next month 5th July. … more details later.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
For many years I worked in local government and university libraries, in dark concrete buildings, with no views. Now I am in the corporate world the offices have panoramic views. I am only working here for a few weeks so am making the most of what is outside my window. This is especially good in winter, when it is cold outside in the lunchtimes.
I am just back from a busy 2.5 weeks in Tasmania. I had a number of workshops and talks on my agenda but finished my trip with an Urban Sketchers event on Monday in Launceston.
It was a very fresh 3C morning when we meet up at 10am but it is surprising how pleasant it was in the sun - a stunning still winters Launceston day.
We met up at the Brisbane St mall and then worked our way down Cameron St - ending up at the cafe in the Queen Victoria Art Gallery for lunch. It was a great morning - the variety of subject matter was broad and we had a rich selection of sketches to share at the end. Special thanks to Vicki D for helping in the organisation.
Here are two of my sketches during the morning - I often spend more time talking so it was a real treat to be able to sit down and sketch …and soak up the sun!
Really looking good for setting up a USK group in both "Lonnie" and Hobart!
Now I just have to start all my scanning from my trip!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
The Conrad Treasury Hotel was The Lands Administration Building. Both the Treasury Hotel and Casino are heritage listed buildings and two of Brisbanes grandest. The Lands Administration building was designed under the supervision of chief government architect Thomas Pye, with plans prepared between 1898 and 1899
Queens Gardens is a heritage-listed park. was established in its present form in 1963, after the buildings which had occupied the area had been demolished. Queens Gardens was named in honour of Queen Victoria. A statue of Queen Victoria, based on an original in Portsmouth and created by English sculptor Thomas Brock, was unveiled in 1906 in the gardens in front of the Lands Administration Building.
At the other end of the gardens, with his back to the Queen, is a statue of T. J. Ryan, Premier of Queensland (1915–1919)