Chandler O’Leary has a show of her sketchbooks, called “Jaunt + Jot” at Feast, a community art space in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma. She invited Urban Sketchers Tacoma to have a sketch outing after a social hour at the show.
I’ve followed Chandler’s sketchbook blog, Drawn the Road Again, for a few years. She’s joined in a couple USk Seattle’s outings. I’ve admired how she can create such wonderful travel sketches in such a small book (usually a Moleskine pocket sketchbook).
Enlarged scans of the sketchbooks were pinned to the walls. A few actual sketchbooks were under glass.
Prior to the outing, we gathered to look at the show and have a social hour. We put out out sketch kits to share. Chandler has minimalist one (the white disk holding the sketchbook page is a jar of water).
Many of her sketches from the road are of unusual, vintage signs. She gave us a list of interesting places to sketch on the Hilltop and I chose this candy shop, especially when I saw the sign!
This is my sketching set up. I hold the coroplast board and sit on the stool. The pill bottle holds water and fits through a custom cut hole in the board.
We met back at Feast at 12:30 to share sketches.