Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Watercolor from Paramaribo, Suriname

I loved visiting this amazing cathedral in Paramaribo, Suriname. It's the world's largest wooden cathedral. It was beautifully remodeled with funds from the EU. 
 This is what the cathedral looked like prior to the renovations. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Sketching in Manitou Springs, CO

A beautiful day in Manitou Springs, CO. I was able to find a few moments to unstring the bow and sketch this monument to Mr. Wheeler. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sketching at the Dr's office

Had to sketch this scene while waiting for Sandee at the chiropractor. Little Sedona wasn't feeling well and stayed with her grandma under the desk.
 Sedona perked up when I showed her my sketch. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Waiting at the airport. Time to Sketch

On our way to Bogota, Colombia. We had a stop over in Houston, TX. We sat in the lounge and I had a chance to sketch my shoes. :-)

Friday, July 5, 2013

CS Philharmonic Free Concert and Fireworks

A beautiful 4th of July evening. The concert was fantastic! Thank you Colorado Springs and Philharmonic. 

MLK Sketching

This was fun to sketch. Funner still, was interacting with two different student groups who came by to watch me sketch the memorial. One from Maud, Texas and one from Seattle, WA. It was a blast to talk to them. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sketching/watercolor from Bogota Colombia

I enjoyed sketching this cathedral on a sunny Saturday in Bogota. I applied the watercolor after I got home.

Street Musicians in Bogota, Colombia

I saw these street Musicians in the Usaquen section of Bogota Colombia. These guys were great. They were fun to sketch on the flight home. I'm experimenting with colored pencils. I wanted these colors to give a sense of action and sound.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Watercolor added to the Basel Cathedral

I wanted to add some watercolor to this sketch - see the previous version below. I think it helps to give the sketch some character and feeling. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketching in Ankara Turkey

I loved this building near the Citadel the high point in Ankara. I was here this week visiting a school. The weather was perfect and the company was great. Thanks Ross and Sarah. 
I drew this sketch on the flight from Munich to the US. This photo was taken with my iPhone. I used the iPhone version to draw the photo. 
A great scene in Turkey. 

Basel Muenster Sketch

This was a special day for me. I had just lead a tour of the cathedral earlier this day to 20-some ICEC delegates. It was so great to be back in Switzerland. Bow unstrung. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tree wrapped in straw

I was recently in Korea to participate in a conference for Korean teachers. Great time. While there I found a moment to make a sketch of a tree that was wrapped in straw! I was told the straw helps the tree survive the long winter. Seems like a lot of work, but it sure looked cool. 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sketching in Nigeria

During a break while visiting Hillcrest School in Jos, Nigeria I found a chance to sketch. I couldn't resist the beautiful Flame Tree on campus. Too bad it wasn't in bloom when I was there. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Prague Charles Bridge Sketch

When you are in Prague there are simply too many good things to sketch. It was very cold so I had to sketch outside fast and then do the ink later. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Building Things

Our master bathroom did not come with a door on the entry (who in the world thought this was a good idea?) so I finally found the time to put a door in myself. I found this project to be a very good way to Unstring the Bow. Like sketching, building stuff is good therapy. 
The original opening....
Cutting out the arch...
Admiring the final product...
Feels good. Feels real good.