Breaking the Cyber Barrier

How fun it would be to put all of you in the same room and thank you in person for following this blog. I would need a 15,600-square-foot space to accommodate all 1,300 of you, so a sincere thanks via the Internet will have to do. Your comments, compliments, and questions help fuel my artwork throughout the year.

I did, however, have the pleasure of gathering together 11 Connecticut sketchers last weekend for a holiday sketch party at my home. Most of us knew each other only through an online Facebook group, so it was a treat to break the cyber barrier. Here’s my sketch page from that

20 Comments on “Breaking the Cyber Barrier

  1. Happy Holidays to you too, Jean – I really hope we can sketch together someday in real time, maybe even in some fabulous Natural History museum (small town or big!) – who knows, internet connections can actually happen!! Until then, see you online!! 🙂

  2. How joyful to gather with 11 sketchers from ‘your neighborhood’. I look forward to when the15,600 sq ft space presents itself. 😉

  3. Once again you did such a wonderful layout and so joyous! We all need joy and camaraderie this season. Looks like you had just that while meeting fellow sketchers….and eating chocolate!

    • Wishing you joy, too! I knew the party would be busy for me as host, so I penciled in a grid in advance, figuring it would allow me to do smaller sketches. It was a good strategy.

  4. Such fun! Loved the little snippets from your sketching party, especially the penguins and the pointsettia. Always fun following your adventures. Best wishes for the Merriest Christmas and Happiest New Year yet! Happy drawing!


  5. Jean, thank you so much for your beautiful holiday card. I’ve printed it out so that I can appreciate in detail your design!! Lovely. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Carolyn

    • Hi Carolyn– Recognize the grid? Except that I can never quite seem to stay with it…but it helped me to work on a variety of sketches, while getting up and down to greet people, serve food, and facilitate some activities. It gave me a framework to go back to after the party to finish painting, add text, border color, etc. Happy Painting & Merry Christmas to you and the Anacortes Painters!

  6. Merry Christmas, Jean! Sounds like a fun gathering. I love your poinsettia and the cloth beneath it.

    • Thanks Susan. I’ve been painting poinsettia for several days for holiday cards and it’s going MUCH more slowly than I had hoped! This one was much faster. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  7. What a terrific idea, that must have been fun. Hmm, you did a great job painting the treats! Lavishing attention on what we love, right? 😉

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