Friday, April 27, 2012

Dr Sketchy's on Tuesday

Dr Sketchy's presents Mistress Marla Spanks

We're drawing Mistress Marla Spanks with her balloons and cowgirl chaps finery on Tuesday.

It is first Tuesday, so you can hit the free museums and then come draw with us. Will we see you there?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Post weekend report

Gah I don't have any time to scan drawings right now. I scribbled a bit Friday night at Tease-O-Rama, then scurried out the door Saturday for our official Dr Sketchy's event with all the performers.

It went really smoothly! We had a great lineup of 7 performers, eventually I will have more digital imagery for internet perusal.

For now, I give you Twinkle Toes McGee:
Twinkle Toes McGee

The folks from Sketchcrawl joined us about halfway through the event. We had about 60 artists. That is Coco Lectic posing in the background behind Johnny Crash's hat.

Tease o rama dr sketchy's

Diane and I met the Sketchcrawlers afterwards at Ghirardelli Square and looked at each other's drawings. We had another full fabulous night of Tease-O-Rama and I was done.

Sunday all I wanted to do was sew:

Muslin #9!

I'm very close to having this pattern fit perfectly and I am pleased. My goal is to make many of these little shirts in time for my trip to France in June!

Friday, April 20, 2012


The Tease-O-Rama burlesque festival kicked off last night with Hubba Hubba at the DNA. I didn't make it because I went on a great ride with Ely. The weather was fantastic and I took this at Ocean Beach:

Ocean beach with Ely

The Tease-O-Rama showcase events start tonight. Between tonight and tomorrow night, we'll see probably 12 hours worth of amazing burlesque. It's the best of the best in the biz.

As part of the festivities, we are having a Dr. Sketchy's drawing marathon with SEVEN performers. They will model back-to-back, all 15 minute poses, with no breaks. We are going to have some fast and furious drawing and it should be super fun. I'm looking forward to it!

I hope to see you at 2pm tomorrow at Holiday Inn Fisherman's wharf. Map:

Tomorrow we draw!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Quite an exciting week

I am now happily entrenched in the cult of iPhone, and over the weekend I began my exploration obsession with Instagram.

Below are the fruits of my labors:
Quoc Pham - ready for clipless?
I tried on some bikey shoes, the kind with cleats. Still deciding on what is best for me...

My first iPhone panda
My first iPhone panda shot.

Sunday Streets, yo
Babycakes at Sunday Streets!

Dottie Lux

And don't forget that we draw tomorrow! 7pm at Chicken John's. Bring your adult refreshments.

Buy your tickets:

Dr Sketchy's SF at Tease-O-Rama

Saturday we draw at Tease-O-Rama. 2pm-4pm @ the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf. 1300 Columbus. FREE admission. (we're asking for tip money)

Details are on the site:


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Johnny Crash photos & my drawings of the Sisters

Editing down these photos took some real effort on my part. I had about 51 favorites, but I know editing is best, so I narrowed it down to about 31 in flickr.

The entire set is on Johnny's site. If you have a little time and love the Sisters as much as I do, then go there and spend some quality time:

I really enjoyed hearing about the process of becoming a Sister.

Sister Sharin' Dippity talked a lot about how important community is, which is something that we are also trying to cultivate at Dr Sketchy's. We believe that artists need to have a great place to practice.

She also talked about how many people in the LGBT community (or anyone really) come to San Francisco having not had a place to fit in spiritually wherever they are from. Many people come here without roots. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are celebrating their 33rd anniversary this year, they established their roots on Easter Sunday in Dolores Park in 1979.

Sketchys SF - Sisters-72
Sister Mae Joy B With U

Sketchys SF - Sisters-65
Sister T'Aint a Virgin
Sketchys SF - Sisters-187
Sister Sharin' Dippity
Sketchys SF - Sisters-5
Sister Jezabelle

And our lucky prize winners!
Sketchys SF - Sisters-200 Sketchys SF - Sisters-203

Sister Mae Joy b with U

My drawing of Sister Mae Joy!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tonight we get to draw the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

This is one of my most favorite Dr Sketchy's of the year. The Sisters are a group of queer nuns, who do wonderfully irreverent things, while garbed in full-on nun drag.

This is part of their statement: "We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit."

Did I mention that I love living in San Francisco? And I love that at Dr Sketchy's we can celebrate and capture our amazing and vibrant culture on paper.

Tonight we'll be drawing in the loading dock at YBCA. We've been promised at least four (maybe five!!) Sisters. We're talking about setting up different stations around the space so that we can all get up close and personal with our sketchbooks.

Draw with you soon!