Saturday, December 15, 2018

Sketching at Da Shop with USK Oahu and family

My son’s family came with me to the USK Oahu sketch outing in Kaimuki at Da Shop, a relatively new bookstore that is part of a publishing warehouse. They specialize in books and authors from Hawaii and Oceania. Along with the books displayed in the store and online, they have children talk stories, food events, author and artist exhibitions, film screenings and lectures.

My sketch of my granddaughter, Ocean, sketching in the children’s corner.
I thought the children’s reading corner was so inviting. When I was a child I would have loved having a place like that to tuck into with a good book!
9 year old Leila sketching at Da Shop, Honolulu.
Leila’s sketches, minus one.
Our son, Matt, reading to his daughter, Ocean.

See more about the outing here


  1. So funny that you guys sketch indoors even when you don't have to! ;-) I envy the shorts! Gusty and rainy here.

    - Tina

    1. Haha! Yes, we sketch regardless of the weather! It’s actually gusty and rainy here, too, but not 24 hours at a time and it’s about 74-78°F most days. Aloha!

  2. What a fun place for a sketch outing...a little bit of everything!

    1. Thanks, Joan. If there had been more time, I would have liked to sketch the street outside as some of the other sketchers did. We missed out on lunch at a Himalayan restaurant which wasn't open until 5:00. Very interesting neighborhood.