It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books

This slogan on a t-shirt at today’s Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival certainly captured the mood at the book swap tent – we could not resist browsing either, before launching our sketch activities. Festival attendees, countless canopies, and the giant trees were all popular subjects, but no match to the stoic police officer who was featured prominently in at least five sketchpads. Voices had to be raised a little at show-and-tell against the backdrop of performances at the Singer-Songwriter Competition, one of many events that vied for the visitors’ attention. The interest was mutual though: one of the local musicians even traded a CD of his music for Huong’s sketch!

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 in June!

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Reads, Rides, and Rhythms

The Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival served up a veritable party yesterday, with public readings, delightful music, panel discussions, bouncing castles, and lots of good food. Oh, and books of course! Trees seemed to have been the theme of the day among sketchers, with many of us trying to find the right balance between large-scale appearance and detail. Or, as Keith put it: “isolate shapes”. After show-and-tell, the nearby book swap tent proved irresistible, adding a literary dessert to our sketching main course. An event we will make sure to attend again next year!

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

See you at our next event on May ​20​ at Archie Baker Park!​

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