My sketchbooks are a place of pure play for me. Sketching is a way to experience where I am, a way of relating to where I live, what I’m doing, and where I’m going. With a sketchbook available, I always have entertainment – sketching people while waiting in line at Costco or the back of a pickup truck when stuck in traffic.

My sketchbox has traveled to Japan, Central America and Europe, and I can look at these and I’m immediately drawn back to what it was like to be there. I can remember exactly what was going on around me, even though it was years ago.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Our Sketching Whidbey workshop is filling up. We will have our own little bus to
explore some of Whidbey's remarkable places and sketch. What a great weekend
get away, check it out!

Earlier this spring,  shadows crept toward
Mount Baker just north of Whidbey Island.

Further south down the Island is Windjammer
Park in Oak Harbor, with it's Dutch landmark
and own collection of tulips.

And in our backyard, the apple tree is in
full glorious bloom!
These are two of several little pocket sketches
I made while spending time with family in
wonderfully warm Houston, Texas. Our
Northwest April  has been a little bit.....cold.
The Broken Obelisk is near the Mark Rothko
Chapel near Montrose. Beautiful, peaceful

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Lesson in Patience

Patience? I'm not doing so well waiting for spring, as are the chess
pieces at Bayview Corner on Whidbey...