A few upcoming events and a nice bit of news

Sketchbook Revival is coming up soon! I participated in this fun FREE event in 2021, and the feedback was great from students who really enjoyed taking part in last year’s sessions. This year there will be 27+ workshop sessions led by artists from different backgrounds, each of us sharing our own unique way of creating in a sketchbook. You’ll have the chance to make your own sketchbook and fill up pages with an exciting mix of creative ideas, approaches and styles and get you trying new things as you draw, paint, journal, collage and use mixed media. Inspired by my recent visit to Sanibel Island, my session is called “From Bill to Tail Feathers: How to Sketch a Bird”. To find out more and to register, go to the Sketchbook Revival website. Dates are March 21 – April 7, 2022.

If you’re looking to strengthen your watercolour skills, you might enjoy a Virtual International Paint-Along on April 23 & 24, 2022. There will be twelve instructors, me included, each doing a demo of 75 minutes. I’ll be doing a landscape demo called “The Endless Possibilities of Wet-in-Wet Watercolour”. This is an online event on Zoom, and if you register before March 18, you’ll receive a discount of $50.

As for my bit of good news, I received notice from the Transparent Watercolor Society of America that my painting “Good Junk” was selected for the 46th Annual Exhibition in Kenosha, Wisconsin. I haven’t had much success lately getting paintings into shows, so this was a nice email to receive.

20 Comments on “A few upcoming events and a nice bit of news”

  1. Linda says:

    Congratulations Shari!! I can see why it was selected- you made “junk” look good! This painting is awesome! Love those buckets and cords 👍😄


  2. Sandra Lewin says:

    Congrats on the upcoming exhibition!!


  3. Marilyn Moore says:

    Hi Shari, I signed up and paid for Sketching Markets in Ink and Watercolour, I believe last October, but life happened and haven’t been able to get to it, but can you tell me how I can get access now? I believe I paid $30 on an introductory offer. Thanks, and let me know if you need more information. Thanks. Marilyn

    On Tue, Mar 8, 2022 at 2:07 PM Shari Blaukopf’s Sketchbook wrote:

    > Shari Blaukopf posted: ” Sketchbook Revival is coming up soon! I > participated in this fun FREE event in 2021, and the feedback was great > from students who really enjoyed taking part in last year’s sessions. This > year there will be 27+ workshop sessions led by artists from differ” >


    • Hi Marilyn. Thanks for checking in and for purchasing the course. If you don’t know how to access it, just go to the home page: https://learn.shariblaukopf.com. Log in from there and you will see « my Courses » at the top of the page. Your course or courses will all be there! And if that doesn’t work, just let me know.


  4. lois says:

    Congratulations to you, Shari! Good title, great painting.


  5. Denise says:

    Very happy for you to have your painting chosen for the exhibition, your work is amazing! I am looking forward to “seeing” you again this year in the “Sketchbook Revival” series. This will be my third year participating-such an inspiring and motivational event.


  6. nancyblasberg says:

    Congratulations Shari! A well-deserved honor.


  7. jeanne1937 says:

    That’s awesome. Congratulations. It’s a very unusual subject interpreted so well by you.


  8. larkintn says:

    Congratulations on getting your piece accepted into the exhibit! That’s quite exciting! I registered for the Sketchbook Revival yesterday, and am looking forward to it.


  9. Linda Blackwell Phelan says:

    Congratulations on being chosen for the show. Well earned, LBP

    Sent from my iPad



  10. Yvonne Carpenter says:

    Congrats on being selected for the exhibition! Must be rewarding! It is certainly well deserved! I love this sketch of yours (good junk) – this is the type of stuff that often captures my attention when I am out sketching, so I am glad I am not the only one that likes this type of stuff!


  11. Sadje says:

    Great news Shari


  12. Mira Singh Akoi says:

    Congratulations Shari!!! That’s great news,
    Take care,

    Sent from my iPhone


  13. Northern Traveller says:

    That’s fantastic Shari – if it’s judged, I hope they give you First Prize :). M xoxo


  14. mcammeehan says:

    Congratulations on your piece being selected! I’m hoping I can find time to take the free courses.


  15. Congratulations on having your painting selected! Whoo-hoo!!! That’s great news. I signed up for Sketchbook Revival as soon as Karen sent out the notices. See you there.


  16. Congratulations Shari! Your painting is stunning. I especially love your old green garbage bin’s and white paint pails.


  17. Maria Hager says:

    I clicked on the link given for details about the upcoming workshop. But on the Sketchbook revival website, I did not find any details about it, and nothing about the cost.


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