My sister, Mickey and I participated in the Worldwide Sketchcrawl this weekend. I arrived early at her house, so I sketched a house in her neighborhood in ink & watercolors. Then we headed off to the Ft. Lee Historic Park which overlooks the George Washington Bridge. Sketching the bridge was a nightmare but I gave it a shot. I also sketched one of those viewers you can use if you have a quarter, but since the bridge was nearly in our faces, I just sketched the viewer. The park has some replicas of Revolutionary War buildings used by the soldiers. One "soldier" was sitting outside sewing a new pair of britches. He graciously agreed to pose for us. While we were sketching we also got a bit of a history lesson life for a soldier at that time. On the nearby tables there were artifacts from that time, so I sketched a pair of old shoes and a thick rope. We had a little more time left so we stopped at a marsh area near my sister's house. Most people were birdwatching, but we sat on one of the observation platforms and painted the marsh. I even found a bird hidden in the tall grass.
If you are interested in seeing some of the sketches done in other parts of the world you can check out this link: www.sketchcrawl.com and click on "forums." Some of the work is really amazing.