Even though the blog hasn't officially started yet, Saturday's global sketchcrawl sure deserves a mention here. If location drawing is a sport, the World Wide Sketchcrawl is like the Olympic Games. I only started participating back in March, but now I'm hooked and look forward to it every time. In Seattle, we're meeting at the first Starbucks coffee shop in Pike Place at 10 a.m. If I don't see you there ;) I'll see you perhaps around the forums after tomorrow. More info at SketchCrawl.com.
On the flag: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA sketcher Jessie Chapman sketching at Charlottesville train station with UVA Medical Center in the distance.
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