Big plans afoot in December! For our year-end holiday session Dr. Sketchy returns to the historic Scarab Club in Detroit, right behind the Art Institute. If you were at our anniversary session in August you'll remember what a great venue it is and what a blast we had. Once again we'll be piggy-backing on the Club's Third Thursday cocktail night on December 17th. The evening starts at 6pm - come early and socialize with club patrons and fellow art monkeys - and the sketching begins at 7pm. (Heck, come really early and make an art day of it! Go to the DIA, have dinner at Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes or Wasabi, and do some last-minute holiday shopping at Leopold's Books, all walking distance from the Scarab Club!)
Again we'll have two models for the evening: Lushes LaMoan returns (she graced the Belmont stage back in April) and she's bringing a friend, Rokzi Sokzov! They're both with the Detroit Dizzy Dames burlesque troupe. (Check 'em out at the New Way Bar on Dec. 11th!)
More goodness is in the works, including sweet prizes raffles, snacks, drinks, and maybe a charity event of some sort. Stay tuned!
...this time from Britt Martin (check out the amazing fantasy art on his site!)
Also, Britt reminds me, if you liked the album playing toward the end of the session as much as he and I and Kat do, the band is called Cocorosie and the album is "The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn." Cool quirky stuff.
Wish I'd gotten some photos of Kat's baton-twirling majorette act last night! As it is I only got snaps of her in fetish and kitty-cat modes. Matt sent a sketch in, though - send your pictures to share here too.
I dropped off a ton of food at the Friendship House today (along with some backpacks and book bags I bought with a cash donation) and they were surprised and pleased and very grateful, so many many thanks to all who contributed. It'll mean a lot to some needy local folks.
Thanks also to Blick's, Green Brain and Matt Feazell for help with prizes!
Now it's on to planning for the end-of-year session, hopefully back at the Scarab Club. Stay tuned...
Oh, and I want to organize another exhibit of Dr. Sketchy drawings and photos at the Cafe 1923 here in Hamtown, so if you're interested in exhibiting let me know soon!
Remember, Dr. Sketchy comes a bit early this month - WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18 from 7-10pm at the Belmont in Hamtramck. On stage this month is Noir Leather's fantastic Kat!
And don't forget, we'll be collecting cans and boxes of food to donate to Friendship House, for the benefit of needy folks here in Hamtown. Your food donation will get you a little gift from Blick's Art Materials and enters you in a drawing for a swell prize package as well. (You'll still need to pay $5 to sketch, and be sure to bring tip and drink money too.) See you soon!
Like, really soon, like next Wednesday, Nov. 18th! We'll be at the Belmont from 7pm until 10pm (but stick around for karaoke night after!)
Our model will be Noir Leather's Kat Fegley, with a baton-twirling majorette theme to open the proceedings!
In light of the Thanksgiving holiday I'm declaring this session a charity event to benefit Friendship House, "a community resource network of 'neighbors helping neighbors'" here in Hamtramck. Please when you come next Wednesday bring a little something to help them out (I'll still be collecting the $5 model's fee, but maybe I'll have a goodie to give you in return for your generosity). The easiest thing would be to bring a few cans of food, boxes of cereal or the like (there are a couple of markets across from the Belmont for your convenience), but there's a long list of things they need on their website if you feel like bringing something else.
So - cool! I'll see you at 7pm at the Belmont next Wednesday!