Monday, February 6, 2023

St James Building

This building is in St James right near the railroad station. I think it is an insurance office. It was a little different but that strange overhang was a problem getting the perspective right. The cellar door is on the wrong angle too! Maybe the vibrations of the trains affected the building. lol 

Sunday, February 5, 2023


I'm always looking for buildings that would be fun to sketch. Tola has branches in 3 of the local towns here. I've seen the one in Westhampton Beach but the building never called to me. I haven't seen the one in Fire Island Pines yet since I haven't been over there on the ferry. This one is in Bellport and the fact that the tree and the street light could be in the picture frame sold me on this view. Someone wanted to know if the man was standing on the flower box, but it is a mannequin. lol


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Small Sketches

 I keep a small sketchbook in my purse...just in case. For instance, my husband may still be eating Buffalo chicken wings when I'm already done. I can sketch!

We can be seated in the waiting room at the eye doctor's office and there is a woman and her son there who are calling out to be sketched.

Jerry's eyes have been dilated/or he has had drops put in before the doctor comes in to see him. I can sketch him while his eyes are closed.

I do a sketch of something small for's scavenger hunt.

There are many opportunities to sketch and I like to take advantage of them.
How about you?

Friday, February 3, 2023

Cedar Beach

The other day I went up to Port Jeff where they were having a winter festival with ice carvings and all kinds of things. After riding around and around without finding parking I gave up. I headed over to Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. The dunes attracted me for a sketch.

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Brooklyn Museum

On Saturday I drove to meet the NYC Urban Sketchers at the Brooklyn Museum. A friend and I headed up to the third floor to the Egyptian collection. I've sketched their collection before but I had to go revisit it. 

Here is what I sketched back in 2018.

The Brooklyn Museum didn't open until 11:00 so I only had time for the once sketch before our lunch break. The socializing is an important part of the day and sometimes (like Saturday) I got to chat with one of the sketchers I hadn't seen since before Covid. 

Then I headed upstairs to the Canadian Inuit collection in the Art of the Americas gallery. My friend, Mark was already in the room sketching one of two of the house posts on exhibit so I started my sketch there. It slowly grew into most of the room as I sketched a few other items including a baleen whale mask that was on display.

At 3:00 we had "show and tell" down in the lobby. I think we had about 20+ sketchers on Saturday. It is always so great to see the different items that people selected to sketch or how they did the same item I did, but in their own style. When we were done I figured I had enough time to head back upstairs and sketch one more time. In that same room I found a Kachina doll from the late 20th Century created by a Hopi artist.

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Good Ground Antiques

 I took a ride out to Hampton Bays recently. I like looking for buildings that are not the typical strip mall shops. This one in Hampton Bays fit the bill. It is an antique shop.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023


It seems like there is a lot of construction going on around here. This was spotted in Bayport but I'm not sure what they were doing since there were no signs around.