Monday, November 21, 2016

November Sketchcrawl

I missed the sketchcrawl in October but I made this one. Gail passed on the meeting time for the Urban Sketchers Lawrence group. Gail's group (my normal outing) is not officially an Urban Sketchers group. It's just a group of like-minded sketchers that like to get together. This is my first outing with the formal group. I started my sketch time at the south end of downtown Mass Street with a warm cup of coffee (36 degrees on a cold Sunday morning) and work north.

Wilma and Amy really like Papa Keno's, so that's on our short list of restaurants. Had to sketch Toy Store. Two grandkids now so plenty of reasons to stop and shop.  We go to their Topeka store most often since it's closer to home. Then I had to sketch Sunflower Outdoor because of the gear and clothes we buy there. This area has tons of neat stores and I simply ran out of time to even pick all my favorites. 
The plan was to meet up at 11:30 a.m. at Quintons to eat and share. Being my first time I didn't know anyone, but I carried my sketch book and had my shoulder bag of supplies (the definitive urban sketch aesthetic) and quickly found their table. Not many customers at this hour on a Sunday. I quickly found out this must be a closed group because nobody would talk to me or even look at me standing next to them. I took the hint and Wilma and I found another place to sit. Guess I won't be following this group anymore.