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::: Stewart Hall :::

July 5, 2015

Artists are among the most generous of people. Perhaps inherent in the appreciation of creativity comes a deep, underlying love of humanity and our Earth.
— Kelly Borsheim

I am happily exhausted at the moment as today was a jaw-dropping day that was filled with about 80 Urban Sketchers that were sketching on the wonderful grounds of Stewart Hall in Pointe Claire. I met people from Texas, Vermont, Toronto,  Quebec City and from around the greater Montreal region and within. A deep thank you to the organizing committee headed by Amanda Johnston from the Cultural Centre in Pointe Claire and of course Shari Blaukopf who was the liaison between Amanda and this wonderful event. A heartfelt thank you to both of you…. and to all of you who came out to sketch with us.

Je suis totalement émue et fatiguée en ce moment après la superbe journée passée sur les terrains du magnifique Centre culturel Stewart Hall à Pointe-Claire. Nous étions 80 Urban Sketchers à se regrouper pour peindre ou dessiner sur ces lieux et j’ai rencontré des personnes du Vermont, Texas, Toronto, la ville de Québec, le grand Montréal et Montréal! Un merci à Amanda Johnston et son équipe ainsi qu’à Shari Blaukopf pour faire la liaison et mettre ce beau projet à jour. Merci à vous tous qui êtes venus pour faire de cet événement un succès -)

Paper: Saunders Waterford CP 12″x9″
Fountain Pen: Platinum Desk Pen EF DP1000AB
Ink: Noodlers’ Lexington Grey
Location: Pointe Claire, Québec, Canada


5 Comments leave one →
  1. Hélène Courchesne permalink
    July 5, 2015 9:17 pm

    Mon nom est Hélène Courchesne. Je vous ai rencontrée au Stewart Hall ce dimanche et vous avez réussi à me convaincre de me lancer dans le sketching ! Votre meilleur argument fut de comparer le sketching au journalisme, métier que j,ai pratiqué pendant 30 ans!! Je vais donc tenter de vaincre ma “peur” face au “plein air” et j’espère vous revoir un jour sur un des sites de Urban Sketcher Montreal !! merci pour les bons conseils!

    • July 5, 2015 9:25 pm

      Allô Hélène, je suis bien contente que vous allez tenter de faire le saut — j’espère aussi de vous rencontrer pendant une de nos sorties -)

  2. July 5, 2015 9:33 pm

    Jane, I was so happy to meet you today and many of the members of Urban Sketchers. I dabble with some paints but I also will give sketching a shot. It looked like such fun. I was on the hunt for stories today so did not pick up a pad and pencil, but really wanted to. I wrote my report for The West Island Blog as well as The Suburban which will appear this week. It was truly a lovely experience. Thank you all.
    Rhonda Massad
    p.s. report this week at and pictures are already on West Island Blog Facebook. So many things to take pictures of!!! Suburban publication will depend on the editor’s discretion.

    • July 5, 2015 9:39 pm

      I was happy to meet you too Rhonda — and I am sooo happy that you are writing here as you gave me your business card… That I lost. Next time join us for sketching as it is alot of fun and shows us ‘how to see’ -) thank you for the heads-up and I can’t wait to see your report! Bye-bye and thank you!


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