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Hey Folks,

I just had the most surprising conversation while I stayed at home doing laundry and working on my Truth Serum/Dr. Sketchy's mailing!

I got one laundry machine started, but ran out of money and had to get the card more money. (ok, that's lame. The laundry machines don't use coins, they use "resident advantage cards." basically a credit card for the machines card). I went to the (other) machine to put credit on the card (omg), and a woman came off the elevator with a nurse/assistant. She asked me if I would show them how to use it.

She moved into the building three years after it opened... Can't remember how many years, like 17. But she's always done laundry down the street. She had a stroke a year or so ago, and she wants to do laundry in the building now. She walks with a walker, but is pretty good. And her speaking is great. She asked me if I had a assisted/nurse! I told her I had friends who helped me in the beginning. (thank you, friends!) I showed her how to put dollars on the laundry card, very slowly, a couple of times... Because she was expecting quick results, and it is time-consuming.

She said something like, "It is nice to meet you, given the circumstance. It would have been nicer in the past." I said, "It's nice to meet you! And we're doing fine, it doesn't matter either way." And I told her if she needed help with the cash card thingy, she can ring my bell.

(so this took 40 min. to write...)

Our last one at Great Scott... DEC 10 Dr. Sketchy's Boston featuring: Fonda Feeling!

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TWO Dr. Sketchy's: Anti-Art School A MONTH !!!

2nd Sunday : 2:30-5:30 : Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Ave. Allston, Massachusetts 02134. Right at the intersection of Harvard Ave and Commonwealth Ave. And the T. 18+; $8 to draw, $10 to hang. All skill levels welcome! (bring paper and pens/marchers/etc)

4th Monday : 7:00-9:00 : ONCE 156 Highland Ave, Somerville, Massachusetts 02143 $8 to draw, $10 to hang. All skill levels welcome! (bring paper and pens/marchers/etc)

Dr. Sketchy's: Anti-Art School is the life drawing session you dreamed of in your deviously creative art school head. Hot models with crazy costumes, sometimes genderbending antics, poses that keep your interest for hours, nice folks around you, drinks, and it's cheap. The models talk and keep you entertained, there's good music, you could win prizes for good and bad art! You don't have to be a good artist, or someone who draws everyday. Dr. Sketchy's is a great place to start back up with your practice, or to try to pick up a new creative outlet.

We start with short poses to get you warmed up and then move on to longer and longer poses, but that's about where the traditional life drawing session stops...

Check out the photos section for images of past Sketchy's Sessions.
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Check out the Dr. Sketchy's Tumblr Group Blog where you can upload drawings! HERE!

Monday November 27, 2017: Cheekie DeVine!
Sunday December 10, 2017: Fonda Feeling!
Monday December 25, 2017: not this year!

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