Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Special Day

 Many of us follow blogs of other artists here on the internet that we have never met. Sometimes fate gives us a chance to meet one of them. Today was a special day. I have been following the blog of Wendy Barrett from Australia for quite a while, and she is on a trip to the USA and I met her in NYC today!!! She was so sweet and it was so much fun to spend time with her.
Here is a link to her blog: http://wendybarrettpainting.blogspot.com
I know some of you follow her blog too. We had such a good time together!!!

First we sketched in Times Square. Rain was forecast but we didn't let that dampen our enthusiasm for sketching and talking. Here we are in Times Square...where they saved a table in the pedestrian mall just for us. :)

A selfie of the two of us.

Wendy's work on the right and my work on the left.

Wendy (left) and me (right) working on our sketches.

Sketching was followed by a nice lunch and more talking. By the time we finished lunch it was raining. I had a pass to MOMA (the Museum of Modern Art) where there was a wonderful exhibit of Edgar Degas' monotypes. It was a huge exhibit. Here are a few pieces that I loved.


We also saw some of the other works like Van Gogh's "Starry Night" which Wendy is admiring in this photo.


Wendy will be in NYC for 2 weeks and she will be joining me and the NYC Urban Sketchers in Central Park on Saturday (weather permitting). After several weeks of lovely weather we have been having rain and chilly weather all week. I hope Saturday is nicer. 
Wendy took a few other photos of the two of us. With her permission I will post them when she sends them to me.

14 comments:

  1. What fun to meet an Internet friend in person at last!

    Tina

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    1. I've met quite a few. Hopefully, someday I'll get to meet you too, Tina.

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  2. Lovely to see you both together. I met Wendy a couple of years ago when she came to London. Have fun on the sketchcrawl and say Hi to Wendy for me.

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  3. Thanks, Laura. We were talking today about how she had met you and how much she enjoyed it. It is fun to meet people we "know" from blogs and then find out so much more about them. It is even more fun if you get to go out and create with them.

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    1. Maybe one day Joan we will be in the same town at the same time.

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  4. Sounds like a perfect day to me!

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  5. Joan what a great post! I was too exhausted to post last night! I so enjoyed catching up with you and getting to know you better. Sketching in the heart of Times Square was SO much fun! I really appreciated you taking the time to meet up with me.

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  6. Michele, it was perfect even with a little rain.

    Wendy, thanks. I'm looking forward to another day of sketching on Saturday. :)

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  7. What a joy! Thanks for sharing your day with us. Sure hope the weather clears up for the two of you :)

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  8. How super to meet like that and to be able to paint together. Enjoy your time together!

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  9. Ah, I’m so jealous. What fun to meet up with a painting buddy. Have fun on Saturday, too.

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  10. Thanks so much, Sheila!

    Val, it is fun to meet up with other people from blogging.

    Thanks, Jo. I swear some day I'm heading down there again and will see you.

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  11. What a happy post. Your title is perfect!
    I have been thinking about you both and I think it is quite special to meet someone from the blogging world. I have a few times and enjoyed it every time. Good to see the pics and will look forward to reading Wendy's post.

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