Birthday Bash!

This morning we celebrated USkO’s 5th anniversary at Magic Island, the location of our inaugural event in 2014. Although we lacked the obligatory bouncy castle, we made up for it with enthusiasm and personal flair when sketching the beach, the ever-developing Kakaʻako skyline, and a group of daring practitioners of SUP yoga (an irresistible sketch target).

We ended the day with a giveaway of art supplies generously provided by Hawaiian Graphics and an announcement of our new t-shirt – information will be available online soon! The festive mood was further enhanced by treats from Nancy, Susan, and Terri & Bill (mahalo to all!) that fueled an extended post-sketch lunchtime social on this special day.

It’s been a great (first) five years – thanks to all of you for being such #awesome #sketchers and #fabulous #company (still practicing, Terri)!

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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USkO Birthday Event

We returned to our roots today, i.e., Picnic Area #31 on Magic Island, the venue of USk Oʻahu’s very first sketch gathering in September 2014. The mauka views have changed since then, as development of Ala Moana Shopping Center and of the Kakaʻako waterfront area continues. Magic Island seemed the same though, filled as ever with families, joggers, and wedding parties. After our customary sharing of sketches, we recognized a few of our long-term members and celebrated our 3rd birthday by raffling off a few sketching utensils, munching poi mochi and cookies, and chatting about past and future sketch activities. Happy Birthday, USkO!

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

See you at our next event on October 7 at UH Mānoa Law School!

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