Cuesta Park

Cuesta Park, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

A day in the park - meeting friends, running after birds, playing in mud.

Park - fall Park - mud hill

Drawing while waiting :)

GYM - end of the class song ;), originally uploaded by apple-pine.
GYM - poses GYM - poses
GYM - poses Sqimming class - waiting Swimming class - waiting

Las Palmas Park Playground

Las Palmas Park Playground, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I am going though a whole bunch of unanswered comments on Flickr - as a part of "end of the year cleaning" :)

What are you trying to finish before 2010?

Sketchcrawl at Hidden Villa

Sketchcrawl at Hidden Villa, originally uploaded by apple-pine.


Morning, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

new sketchbook and I am back to trying materials - seems like ballpoint days ;)


Halloween, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I am behind on scanning - but late or not I wanted to share this view at the special hat ;)

Swimming Class

Swimming Class - beginning, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

My son started taking swimming lessons. His group is very conveniently located right by the large glass window so I get an excellent chance to sketch and cheer at the same time ;)

Swimming Class - exercises Swimming Class - swimming on the back

Urban SKetchers - ONE year old

I am one of the participants at the Urban Sketchers web-site and Flickr group. It's a wonderful place to hang around online and to hang your urban sketches too ;)

Here is an official press release from them:


NOV. 1, 2009

Stuart Kerr, a correspondent of the Urban Sketchers blog,
drawing in the streets of Edinburgh.

Urban Sketchers celebrate one year
of drawing around the world

A year after making its debut in November 2008, the Urban Sketchers group blog has drawn more than 1 million visits and established a network of hundreds of members in more than 50 countries.

From Venice to San Francisco, Greece to Bhutan, readers of the blog can travel vicariously through the thousands of drawings posted by 100 invited correspondents. Admire a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic of Liège, Belgium, drawn from a roof. Take in a driver's view of Bangkok traffic or the atmosphere of a flea market in Mauritania. It's all captured by the artists drawing scenes from their daily lives on location in cities across the globe. Sketches from concerts, airports, cafés or even cemeteries, show the world one drawing at a time, as the Urban Sketchers motto goes.

A sister group on flickr, the popular image-sharing site, has attracted more than 2,000 members and inspired people to draw their surroundings and share their sketches online. "It was amazing to discover other people doing the same thing," says Omar Jaramillo, an urban sketcher in Catania, Italy. "Since I have been in the group I have learnt a lot from other fellow sketchers. You get a lot of feedback and inspiration from the community."

"Urban Sketchers has been my homepage since Spring 2009. It has changed the way I look at the world — everywhere I look now, I think about how I could draw it!" said Isabelle Laliberté, a member in London.

Looking ahead to the coming year, Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario intends to formalize the project as a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing. "As a nonprofit, we'll raise money to give grants and scholarships to artists," said Campanario, a Seattle-based journalist and illustrator. "We also aim to do an annual book and organize an international meetup every one or two years."

Urban Sketchers by the numbers

· 100 correspondents.

· More than 3,500 blog posts with drawings from 56 different countries.

· More than 3,000 blog subscribers.

· More than 2,000 members on sister flickr group.

· Nearly 20,000 drawings on flickr.


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Las palmas park

Las palmas park, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I finally took my watercolors to the park with me! And posting this almost in real time - which I think is a lot of fun as you can see what kind of a beautiful weather we had today ;)

Las palmas park

Badger Log

trampoline, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

A little while ago I opened a sub-blog to record adventures of a little badger and now I am bringing it here ;)

You can find beginnings of the story here:

Or click on an image to see it larger at Flickr where there is a whose SETT of badgers!


trampoline, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I am moving my badger posts to my regular blog to keep things simpler - please feel free to stop by and drop me a line with any feedback!