Ahh, I'm back from my month in Crested Butte, CO where the cool air filled my lungs every day and I was grateful for every minute. I expected the gorgeous views and the cool climate, but I did not expect the welcoming and warm community of friends I developed in such a short time. While I loved the long, slow paced days with time to sit and sketch I found that I was enriched by the authenticity of the people I met. Each one with a unique story, each one with their own "super power" and each person so generous with their laughter. This month found me laughing and sketching with Margot, Kristy, Lori, Sandy, Donna, Julie, Brenda, Kim and other delightful and interesting ladies. These relationships were the true surprises of the adventure!
Now it is time to focus on un-packing the mountain of art supplies I had stuffed in my car (oh my), and re-entering my Denver rhythm.
The next sketch meet up is planned for Weds, Aug. 3, 9-11am at the Denver Botanic Gardens if anyone is interested. I(I shall miss this one due to the re-entry recuperation from a bad cold I brought back from the higher altitudes). I will get back in the swing of things by the next meet up planned for Aug. 17, 9-11, at a pop-up Taco stand behind the ARC on S. Broadway. Address will be posted on Sunday Aug. 14. I am hoping to merge my friends/sketch meet-up group with the Urban Sketcher movement to create a formal USk group in Denver. Any thoughts? suggestions? I welcome your participation and interest so please let me know if you have any personal contacts with the USk group in Denver. Stay tuned!!