[By Byung Hwa Yoo, Seoul]
Susan Robertson, Vancouver Urban Sketcher, came to Seoul as an English teacher in winter English camp at Hana Academy Seoul. She sent mail for sketching together. We were pleased to have sketch meetups with her four times visiting famous places. This winter she came again and had sketched on Jan. 7th with other two teachers at Eunpyeong History Hanok museum. And next Saturday, Jan. 14, we climbed to Samcheonsa(temple) located not far from the school by shuttle bus. We enjoyed sketching and talking of course. The weather on second meetup, Jan. 14th was very cold, -14 degrees (the real temperature might be colder for the temple's location in mountain). In spite of cold weather sketchers never tried to be inside the museum or temple building. They were real sketchers!
Roof of pavilion at the museum drawn by Susan Robertson
Head part of dragon in steps at Samcheonsa drawn by Susan Robertson
Wooden decoration of pavilion in museum drawn by Wendy
Roof and pillar of the pavilion in museum drawn by D
Pavilion drawn by Kang Min Kyoung from Jeju Island which locates at south sea of Korea. She came to join us by air plane for her first participation.
Hanok(Korean traditional house) in Hanok village located across the museum drawn by BH Yoo
Frontal feature of the museum drawn by Lee Yong Hwan
Jijang Bosal(Bodhisattiva) in temple drawn by BH Yoo
Kang Min Kyoung
Susan, Wendy and D from left
BH, Susan and Kang In Young from left
We met Kang In Young at temple. It was her first joining. It was a surprise that she knew Susan's husband in Shanghai, urban sketcher there. What a small world for sketchers! Holding sketchbook, standing outdoor or indoor, sketching the scene we meet somebody who has been dreaming of artist. It happened again. On the way down to the road from temple a middle aged woman seated next to Susan showed interest asking about the meetup and how to join. We became friends at once and continued talking at cafe having hot tea. We encouraged her saying "You need only courage and patience."
Thank you all for the nice talks and sketches on such cold but shiny days.