Double-digit attendance (well, 10 qualifies, right?) marked our double celebration today: 100 USkO sketch events and the return of in-person sketching! A beautiful morning downtown made Hurricane Douglas look like fiction – although several sketchers mentioned the need to tie down or move loose belongings this afternoon. For the moment, however, our attention was on the confusing undulations of the Sky Gate sculpture and other views in the area. At a particularly social show-and-tell session our new chapter leaders (Terri, Bill, and Christine) received a warm welcome … and the outgoing administrators were treated to lovely presents. Here’s to the next 100!
On a more personal note: We admins have greatly enjoyed organizing events and sketching with everyone since holding our first gathering at Magic Island nearly 6 years ago. The three of us will still participate in events when we can and certainly be in touch from afar. We are thrilled by the enthusiasm of USkO’s new leaders and have no doubt that they will take the chapter to new heights!
Happy sketching and see you soon!
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Aloha and stay safe this weekend!
We are expecting good weather through Saturday. That means our 100th event is still a go for tomorrow! Hope to see you there! :)
For those who participate virtually, please take a photo of yourself sketching (or with your sketch), and we’ll include you in a mosaic group shot!
Our 100th sketch event is less than a week away! If you cannot carve time out of your morning to sketch or would prefer not to join in person, then please participate virtually anytime that weekend (07/25). Either way, we hope to see those sketches on Flickr! And, of course, the theme is: “Numbers”. Bonus points if you can find and sketch a #100. :)
Aloha fellow sketchers,
We are delighted to announce a couple of developments!
Before all, our next gathering will bring us to a big landmark:
Thank you, sketchers! To celebrate this achievement (and in response to the majority opinion expressed by you in the recent USkO survey), we would like to announce that our next event will be held in person on July 25 by the State Capitol. Details will follow in the event flyer.
Additionally, we want to take this opportunity to announce a change in USkO leadership and to introduce a new team of “administrators”. These will be familiar faces to all of you, and we are excited by their enthusiasm! More on all that later.
Celebrate #100! July 25. State Capitol. See you there!
Sebastian, AJ, Harald
P.S. Although we will not be holding any more organized virtual events this month, feel free to head out to sketch – and share online! :)
This Saturday our suggested sketch theme is dictated by date: be inspired by the 4th of July!
Another fun-filled Saturday is approaching! This time, the theme is: “Oh, look at what’s happening over there!”. Head out to see what’s going on and show us online!
(USkO Flickr group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/uskoahu/)
Aloha fellow sketchers!
Mahalo nui for participating in our survey! It appears that a clear majority is in favor of returning to in-person events: 79% (11/14) feel comfortable or very comfortable to do so. Several of you also mentioned a preference for outdoor events, and we could not agree more – in particular now that some outdoor areas are less crowded.
We are still considering options for July’s events – stay tuned for details!
Sebastian, AJ, Harald