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Monday, February 25, 2013

Washington DC last week...

Last week I was in Washington DC for an interview, as I was a finalist for an award called the Gabriel Prize. Tuesday morning I went out to sketch in the freezing cold and pouring rain, then took the sketches into the interview the next day.  These are 3 of the 6 sketches...

The next day, I found out I was indeed awarded this amazing fellowship.  I will be spending 3 months in France, drawing and painting architecture every day!  My study will take me to the gardens, buildings and interiors at Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau. 

(I will also hop over to Italy to lead a sketching workshop in Civita di Bagnoregio in early July.) 

I am so honored and grateful, excited beyond words at these opportunities.  

I hope to join the Paris Urban Sketchers.

Looks like it's finally time to get a blog started...


  1. Great news! Congrats, Stephanie, well deserved!

    1. Hi Gabi, thank so much for the nice message! I am still in shock, can hardly believe I will have the opportunity to do this! I plan to sketch like mad...every day...hope to develop my voice as a sketch artist...

  2. Congratulations, Stephanie -- what spectacular news! Well-deserved, indeed!

  3. Oh WOW !! Congratulations! Your sketches are OUTSTANDING!!!

  4. Thank you so much Gabi (THE MAN), tina and Carleen for the supportive comments. It is much appreciated!

  5. Wow! Congratulations! They are beautiful and I'm sure there will be more to come!

  6. Wonderful news! Congratulations and I'm looking forward to seeing your sketchbooks on your return.
    Frank B

  7. Congratulations Stephanie. I will be living vicariously through your beautiful sketches of Parisian street scenes.