Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Monday, September 12, 2022

Dortmund - Deutschlandtreffen 2022

Eventually, the German Urban Sketcher symposium took place in Dortmund this year, after having been cancelled twice due of the pandemic. This was a great event - sketching, meeting old and new friends and flooding the city with sketching people. Thank you Dortmund for the awesome organisation!











15 Steam-Punk models where posing for us in the Reinoldi Church - this was an amazing evening!




And of course we didn't miss any opportunity to sketch each other







Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Stralsund 2022

Six sketchers spent one week in Stralsund together, sketching, eating, drinking and laughing a lot. I was lucky to be one of them! We enjoyed sketching together in different combinations, shared our work and experiences and had a lot of fun.



 

Stralsund offered us a lot - there where theses little sweet houses in the old monastry, with there beautiful gardens. The roses bloomed and covered the old walls.





























In the port there where these big old store houses and the new modern Oceaneum. 


























We could admire the old sailing boat Gorch Fock 1, which is lying in Stralsund Port as a museum ship. 





































In the Marina were busy times - many sailing boats were coming and leaving. 





















The old market in the middle of the old town was the perfect place for a coffee or beer. We enjoyed watching and sketching the people, the impressive city hall und the buildings around. 







And there was my favorite corner with this little small café, a gallery, a hotel and some big old buildings. 






 

































It was a week, where I was able to forget my little problems. A week without thinking of the current issues in the big world out there. These where days of fun and joy. 

 






Thank you Katrin for organizing it.

 

Here you can see works from the others Sketchers

Katrin Merle

Martina Offenberg

Julia Sauer

Stefanie Kremer

Detlef Surrey

Friday, July 1, 2022

Bike tour Jagst - Kocher

After the great Sketchtour Kirchberg a.d. Jagst, we started a bike tour along the two rivers - the river Jagst and the river Kocher.


















We were one week on the way. We rode through fields and forests, along the rivers, we came through very old little towns and villages. We stayed every night at a different place.







































In Schwäbisch Hall we made a longer break as it was such an interesting town. My husband started to sketch as well, so it was really fun to have more time for sketching.










































































This was a week full of greens, birds and lots of timber-framed buildings. 



































Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sketchtour Kirchberg an der Jagst

20 Sketchers from 8 countries and 2 continents followed Bettinas Ruppert invitation and came to the Castle in Kirchberg an der Jagst for the weekend.

It was a big joy to meet each other and immediately we started to sketch. 

It weather was wonderful. This little old town and the castle where the perfect scenery for sketching day...




























...and night.
























Bettina organized everything, spoiled us und took care of everyone. She knew exactly where (and at what time of the day) would be the best view point for a panorama sketch

































and other charming places.















































Every meal was well planed, even combined with a sketchwalk and transport. The only thing we had to do was to appear in time at the phoenixes. 














































What I really love about such sketchers meetings - it is absolutely ok not to stop sketching during the shared meals :)






























It was a great weekend and I hope to see you all soon again!