First Event of 2019!


Literary Distractions

The books almost distracted us from sketching! Some of us barely made it out of the store alive – “can we have everything in here?”.

This morning, we were welcomed into Da Shop, a recently opened bookstore in Kaimukī. To start us off, Emily introduced us to the store, Bess Press (publisher of the “Pidgin to da Max” books), and the warehouse behind the store. Then sketchers fanned out to draw the surrounding bookshelves, the shipping pallets in back, and the neighborhood. Show and tell quickly diffused into looking over the well curated selection of books.

Thank you to Emily and everyone at Da Shop for being such wonderful hosts and community members!

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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It’s a Wrap!

Today’s fourth sketch event at a Whole Foods location, this time at the recently opened flagship store, completed our survey of the natural food chain and latest addition to the Amazon empire. Under cavernous ceilings, the 72,000-sqft store offered many sketch-worthy sights: stacks of cheese wheels, piles of fresh fruit, pyramids of hot sauces, and almost aerial views of the newly built-up neighborhood from the second-floor windows. We regretted that the parking garage was too far from our sketch location – its impressive “this stall is available” technology would have merited documentation. Show-and-Tell at our outdoor venue yet again brought together a diversity of scenes and styles. And was followed by lunch and coffee for some of us.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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Arctic Sunrise in Hawaiʻi

After passing through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and collecting several tons of garbage off the shores of Kahoʻolawe (an island in the Hawaiian archipelago), Greenpeace’s very own icebreaker, Arctic Sunrise, docked near Aloha Tower in Honolulu as part of their tour around the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness of plastic pollution. During its two weekends in Honolulu (separated by a weekend in Kahului, Maui), Arctic Sunrise was toured by some 3000 visitors.

This morning, we were greeted by Lisa who gave us a fantastic tour of the ship from bow to stern. While stopping by the bridge, in the atrium, and on the helipad, we learned about the history of the ship, the challenges of sailing on an icebreaker (no keel!) across the Pacific, and Greenpeace’s mission. Sketchers then spread out across the ship and dock to find suitable vantage points on the busy and space-efficient ship. Greenpeace’s iconic rainbow and dove (both painted on the Arctic Sunrise‘s hull), cranes and boats secured on deck, ropes, and the crow’s nest towering above were all featured in our sketches at show-and-tell.

Thank you to Alice, Lisa, John, and Yeonsik for your hospitality and tireless work for our environment!

On a side note, one of our sketchers gave their drawing to a crew member who will find a place for it on the ship.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

 

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Sketch a Greenpeace Icebreaker!

Hope to see you next Sunday!