Monday, September 2, 2013



Welcome to Sketchy Girlz! This is a blog about two friends who share many common bonds in art, crafts and 40 years of friendship.

Bonnie (Sensible Shoes) and I (Hippy Chile) are so delighted that you have joined us in our Blogland adventure, we would love it if you would come back each Monday and Thursday to see what’s going on (Past and Present) with the Sketchy Girlz.

We’ve been friends for 40 years and we have lots of escapades to share with you. We’ll be sharing stories, photos and sketches/drawings/paintings of our adventures sure to make you laugh!

Let’s begin at the very beginning…. many years ago, Bonnie's husband and my (then) fiancĂ© worked together and so it only stood to reason that eventually she and I would meet.  The first time we met, he and I had been to the movies and he suggested we stop by “his boss’s” apartment. I was dressed in my best jeans and peasant blouse, can’t remember if I wore platform shoes or flip-flops (it was a casual evening)….that is where the Hippy Chile comes from, Bonnie’s impression of me. 

She was a few years my senior (about 7 yrs) with a child, my impression of her was nice but older, married with Sensible Shoes. We both had our “labels” for each other. About that evening, my most cherished memory is of Alex, their adorable four year old son saying he wanted to marry me!    

Looking back, I'm sure I deserved the "hippy chile" label but I think we both were surprised to find out that outward appearances and first impressions can be quite different when you get to know someone.  These days, most people probably look at us as "old ladies" but we are still very much "young at heart" and one of us still has a bit of "rebel" left, I won't say who that'll figure it out as we go along. 

Please come join us each week (Monday & Thursdays). We look forward to meeting you and would love it if you would leave us a comment so we know you were here!  

Happy Sketching!


  1. Hey thanks for stopping by Anne. Hee Hee, is that like Kilroy was here?!? Very funny.

  2. Hi Suzy and Bonnie. Congratulations on your new blog. I found you through following Suzy's blog. This is a cute idea, and I think I'm going to enjoy your adventures together. Maybe, someday, I might even give sketching a try. We'll see. Linda E.

  3. Hi Linda! Thanks so much for stopping by!We hope you will give sketching a try! As you can see, it is fun!!


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