Dublin Sketchers 2 years old!! Happy Birthday!!

Dublin Sketchers are now meeting with over 2 years!!

So this weekend we should try and go somewhere really nice! Any ideas? I personally won't be around as I must go home for Mother's Day to Cork.

Please post all ideas and notions here - the week after we will be visiting the University Church on Stephen's Green.

Tracy

20 comments:

Mary said...

Great to hear we on the go for two years.I have enjoyed 12 months with the Sketchers, and have also been learning and enjoying even more about our very interesting City.
Long may the group grow and last!

Many thanks to everyone for keeping it in place!

Pat said...

So, when and where was the Sketchers first outing? Who was there? Anyone got any sketches from that outing? If so, they should be posted on the site to mark the occasion. Well done the founding members of the group.

Tracy O'Brien said...

If you go to the start of the blog you'll find lots of intersting things Pat!! My first outing was to Merrion Square :)

Stephen said...

Checking the history it looks like the 30th March 2008 was the first meeting. Here's direct link to the sketches done that weekend.

James Moone said...

Wow two years already. Blimey! How time flies.

Pat said...

The first outing was to the National Gallery so; I recognise some of the paintings that were sketched. It looks like Sunday 28th March will be two years to the day since that fateful event. The five of you who were there should re-sketch the same paintings.

Ciaran.L said...
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Ciaran.L said...

Happy Birthday!

A return to Botanical Gardens would be nice.
I don't think we should be returning to the national gallery any time soon, tbh.

Tracy O'Brien said...

Some ideas..

Glasnevin Cemetery
Heuston Station (has Croppie's Acre nearby)
Trinity College
Dublin City Hall (open 2-5pm)
Four Courts would be cool but not open at the weekend
St. Mary's Pro Cathedral whihc has a statue of St. Patrick - timely ;)http://www.dublintourist.com/details/st_marys_pro_cathedral.shtml

Stephen said...

How about starting our Paddy's Day celebrations early with the Big Day Out in Merrion Square.

"A festival within a festival, featuring the cream of street theatre, performance and music in the heart of Georgian Dublin. With acts from Ireland and around the world, Big Day Out is a must for visitors and families alike! Merrion Square will become an oversized playground for both children and adults."

Ciaran.L said...

I think Trinity, City Hall, Merrion and Heuston are too close to places we've been to recently. Glasnevin sounds interesting...

Stephen said...

Wait ... you don't want to go to places that are close to places we've been to recently? That's insanely restrictive.

Tracy O'Brien said...

We haven't been to City Hall since January 2009.. and it was a really interesting venue.

Tracy O'Brien said...

oohh just checked out the Big Day out - there'll be a Flash Tea Party!!!

"A flash tea party unfolds in front of unsuspecting guests who will be served free tea and cake as part of the festivals 15th year celebrations."

Some of the other events are listed here:
http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/cms/events_bigdayout.html

sparklicous said...

won't be there myself this week either. the festival looks like it would be fab to sketch. even if you only go down to where the carnival thing will be. just need to make sure to wear lots of jumpers.

James Moone said...

I'd prefer somewhere new to draw like Glasnevin cemetery aswell but maybe that's better left to when weather gets a fair bit warmer - plenty sunshine of late but it's still freezing out there.

However the cold is still a problem if we go to the Merrion Square festival and it'll be very crowded probably so don't know how good it'd be for drawing because of that. Still people could escape into the National Gallery right beside it or the National Museum (it's been a while since we were there at least) on Kildare Street as an alternative and heated venue everyone then could meet in the National Art Gallery coffee shop at four.

Veronika Samlova said...

Well, first of all VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SKETCHERS. I have been enjoying the outings just over a year now. (Kinda missing it if I can't go some Sundays). Great meeting you all and great to see your great talents. Thanks to all who started it and keeping maintaining the Blog and Facebook. Well done.

In regards to this Sunday (14/03) meeting. I don't mind to go somewhere different, but as Stephen suggested, it will be good to keep the St. Patrick spirit and go to Merrion Sq. Plus as James pointed out, if we are cold we could go to NGI.

See you then.

Tracy O'Brien said...

Any final ideas?? It's looking like the Big Day Out and I will call it at 5pm if no other ideas are posted!!

SarahOR said...

it was myself, James, Jessica, Gearoid and Joan for the first sketching session in the National Art Gallery/ Merrion square..we met there again the following week and Sarahbo and tracy came along (Tracy a few minutes late ;)!..I think Ciaran L, Catherine cam along next..then Stephen to the Long boat festival on the quays. Good times...I've never met such a motivated group / so interested in art...it was great!

Actually I got the idea for the group when i was in Barcelona! we should go there some Sunday! :)

Stephen said...

Yes. Yes we should.