Sketching Boston

Sketching requires engagement between your subject and your mind, and again between your mind and your hand. Sketching requires time, and it requires effort. It forces decisions: what is important to capture in your sketch? What fades to obscurity, and what is completely omitted? As a transplant to Boston, I have used sketching as a tool to familiarize myself with the city and improve my understanding of its mood and energy. Three years ago, I began participating in Boston’s fledgling Urban Sketchers group. The purpose of this group is simple: draw on location from direct observation and show the world one drawing at a time. The group has sketched all around Boston: centrally at Beacon Hill,

JM Lofts Ribbon Cutting

RODE attended the ribbon cutting for JM Lofts last Tuesday. It was really exciting to work alongside Traggorth Companies in a gateway city and be part of the revitalization of downtown Haverhill. MayorFiorentini and Undersecretary Chrystal Kornegy spoke at the event and reminded us that this project is a catalyst for the revitalization of Haverhill’s historic downtown. The building was originally built in 1882 and had been underutilized for over 50 years. JM Lofts is a 20,000+ sf adaptive reuse into 18 apartments and 3 ground floor retail spaces, one of which will be Battle Grounds Coffee Co.

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