Sketching a Leader

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Yesterday at UH Mānoa, I attended a lecture by Dr. Chris Field, a leading expert on climate change. You can read more about him here.

I met him after the presentation, and he kindly autographed my sketch!


Salvaged. Stored. Sketched!

Warehouse manager Carolyn opened this morning’s sketch event with an inspired summary of Re-use Hawaii’s mission, setting the stage for us sketching just a tiny fraction of the countless salvaged and donated construction and household items on display. For the social media minded, here is the tag list from our show-and-tell session: toilet bowl, lion sculpture, giant hardwood slab, curious patron, mitre saw, storage shelf, forklift, lumber yard, ceiling light, warehouse, forged pliers, sink, metal sign, tiger boat, … and the list goes on. It was a good day to encounter (and sketch) something we had never even seen before!

Thank you again to Carolyn for being such a welcoming and enthusiastic host! We will be back!

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

Make sure to stay tuned for our next events – details coming soon!

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Update for Saturday’s Event

Re-use Hawaiʻi management has graciously offered to give us a short introduction to their organization’s mission and history at 10:00 am to start off our event. Please arrive promptly to hear the context for your sketches!

See you tomorrow!


Next Event!

Remember to bring your hard hat and tool belt for this one! :)


Mural Painting!

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In the past five years, Kakaʻako has changed dramatically as a result of high-rises and condos popping up. At the same time, the neighborhood has established itself as a street-art Mecca. Today’s event plunged us into the center of the action with murals being finalized on every street as Pow! Wow! Hawaiʻi 2018 draws to a close. Spreading out near Lana Lane Studios, we attempted to capture the artists at work. It was inspiring. At show-and-tell, we shared art at a slightly smaller scale – but with no less enthusiasm.

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

See you at our next event on March 3!

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Next Event!

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi 2018 started today. The festival brings artists from around the world to Kakaʻako. Sketch them working on murals as they tower above you in construction cranes and perch on ladders – who knows, maybe they will start rappelling from rooftops to paint!


Windward

Perspectives and people in motion were the main themes during show-and-tell at today’s event at the Windward Mall in Kāneʻohe, where our small group gathered around its very own table, graciously provided by the mall’s management team. Ivan demonstrated a surprising and creative use of note-taking software; various views of the mall’s center court were presented; and Sebastian showed how to turn running out of ink into an act of artistic expression.

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

See you at our next event on February 17!

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