Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars for Saturday Sept 10th because I’ll be featuring at Wellington’s very popular Dr Sketchy, talking about historical undergarments while my ‘Timeless Beauties’ pose in corsets and bustles.

If you aren’t busy ‘Squee’-ing in excitement, you may be wondering “What’s Dr Sketchy?”

Dr Sketchy is life drawing for cool people.  There are branches all over the world, so in Paris or Tokyo or Topeka (OK, not sure if there is a branch in the last one yet) you can get together with a bunch of other awesome people from all walks of life, in an awesome, totally not boring art school location,  and draw even awesome-er models.

Wellington’s Dr Sketchy has featured Roller Derby girls, Burlesque dancers, and Mexican wrestlers.  And now they are featuring me!

And my Timeless Beauties

(is that not the best phrase ever!?!)

So come along to try your art skills, admire the models, learn a bit about historical undergarments & how they inspired artists from Boucher to Toulouse-Lautrec, listen to some great music, and maybe win a prize!

8 Comments Post a Comment
  1. What a fun event! I wish I was closer, this sounds great!

  2. SilkSmuggler says:

    That’s a really beautiful poster!

  3. Zach says:

    If only there were a private jet for all of us to come to Wellington in! It just kills me when there’s another of your talks coming up and I have to come to the realisation that I can’t go.

  4. Chris D says:

    What a fantastic idea! I’d have loved the chance to draw historically dressed figures in school.

    • Chris, I am certain their are Dr Sketchy’s in the Bay Area. If they haven’t done historical models already, someone should suggest it to them.

      • Chris D says:

        WOO! Despite the fact that you said they were all over I somehow hadn’t even considered there might be a local chapter. Found them, added their blog to my feed reader and hopefully I’ll be able to attend soon and get drawing (for the first time in years, ouch)! Thanks for introducing me to such a cool thing :)

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