Sunday, January 11, 2015

half moon bay

sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥

Half Moon Bay today was in its perfect mix of foggy/sunny splendor. Through 2014, I found myself making a point to draw more. [You can see a set of snapshots here LINK] Anywhere. I have many of my sketches always handy with me in my daily moleskine, but have found great joy in carrying a larger sketch book to meet-ups and sketch groups.

wonder wall × half moon bay.

Lydia, one of my super cool creative director from work, invited me to join a gathering in Half Moon Bay. It was a gorgeous morning/day to be there!
+ for those of you outside the Bay Area, HMB is approx 30 miles south of the city, and known for the Mavericks surfing contest and the annual pumpkin festival in October :)

Here are some pictures:
fun, natural fun ♥ http://t.co/eFRlSXdtRn
clear skies en pacifica, home of the best-views taco bell in the world :) http://t.co/3zi7sfrPDH
Almost there, these two are quick snap shots from the passenger's window in Pacifica.
If you haven't been to the best taco bell in the world aka on the beach in Pacifica, it's a must.

sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay
It was a group of about 12 people and it was sunny at 10am, got a bit foggy then was sunny again after 1pm.
I scoped out the area for a good place to sit and draw, I think I was the only one who didn't bring a portable chair/stool but that was fine, threw my jacket down and found a nice grassy spot near the boats.
sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥

I took a quick walk around to visit fellow sketchers and their drawings or paintings, here are their set-ups:
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥

tools y brushes from fellow sketchers × sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
Afterwards we did a show and tell and ate some lunch at a near by bar & grill.

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wonderful morning × half moon bay.
sunday sketch group meeting: half moon bay ♥
half moon bay drawings by me.
half moon bay drawings by me.
These are my two drawings, the ones with the little boats and the paddlers took approx. 2hrs, the one with the boat poles, took about 20 minutes. The pictures of where I was looking at from, are right above them both.

Hope you had a nice weekend.
Meli.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures :-)
    And <3 Pacifica - been twice and there's something special about it. One of the best days riding I've ever had; we got the BART to South San Francisco and climbed in blazing sunshine & blistering heat up Sweeney Ridge onto the tops for an explore. The sea was nowhere to be seen, just a thick bank of fog below. We descended & I just had a vest-top on (& jeans)- it was like jumping into an icecold bath - in ten mins we'd gone from about 27 degrees C to about 5 degrees C. Amazing experience. Pacifica was cold & damp, we went into a diner by the front where I had my first ever slice of pumpkin pie (Yum!) & my first ever rootbeer (eeew).
    Best wishes for the New Year by the way :-D x

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    1. thanks georgie + cold and damp sounds about rite ;) that's a neat first for a pumpkin pie! great to hear from you as always <3 and your explorations in the bay, love it! happy new year to you and your growing family as well xxo!

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  2. Love HMB and the whole coast side of San Mateo County!

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  3. cool drawings, meli - i like them both!

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  4. Love your sketches! Would love to see more of them too :-)

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  5. I love your drawings, Meli (and always have); the boats and paddlers sketch just makes me smile forever. I would totally put that on my wall. You are so talented!

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    1. so peaceful to be by the ocean. lucky us! thank you erik

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  6. love the drawings. With this great weather, been thinking of hitting the coast - though it looks like rain (much needed) next weekend.

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    1. i was hoping for more more rain, seems today was a sunnier sunday than expected. thanks as always andy :-)

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  7. I like the drawings! FYI we've got one of your posters prominently displayed on our living room wall.

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