Saturday, September 16, 2017

Slabtown sketchcrawl

We met in my neighborhood, at New Seasons.  I'd been admiring the two funky old houses on Quimby for a while, and decided that I should sketch them.  Today, before the weather turns bad or they're torn down and redeveloped.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Chapman swifts

Went up to watch the swifts again. 

And this time, I watched the swifts instead of the people.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Tanner Springs Park

I started out with a view of the pond and causeway.  There were fish aplenty bouncing around under the surface, and one mallard coasting along on top.  And plenty of kids coming along trying to spot both.

Then a quick sketch of Madeleine, who had brought her lunch and ended up sketching the mallard, who stuck around looking for crumbs.

Then another quick sketch of a few of the buildings overlooking the park.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


On emergency preparedness.  All the things that I ought to be doing.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Waiting for the eclipse...

I trudged up to Pittock Mansion through Hillside, only getting lost once, and found a crowd already gathered.  I sat down under a tree to wait, and, while waiting, started sketching everyone else, waiting.

I hadn't bothered to get eclipse glasses, planning on going old-school, and letting the tree I was sitting under be my pinhole projector, throwing hundreds of images of the sun on the ground.

But the absolute best projections were the ones on the Wildwood Trail as I started down it.