Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Scenes from Ohio: Marietta

I am preparing for a summer abroad (stay tuned for a lot of travel sketches!), and while packing, I came across some sketches from various times at home. So, enjoy some scenes from OH-IO:

Last summer, my family visited the Brandywine Museum (every illustrator should visit! #inspiration), then toured Philadelphia and Gettysburg. On our way back from PA, we went for a riverboat ride in Marietta, OH. Here are two marker sketches from the excursion:

(Portrait of the trip planner)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Tale of Two Cities...Greek Festival Edition

I dug through some older sketches and found some I had done at the annual Greek festivals, both in Columbus and Savannah. I enjoyed meeting new people, enjoying baklava à la mode, touring the Orthodox churches, hearing great music and watching the dancing. 
Festivals are great places to draw because one has to be quick, selective, and willing to talk about the drawings with passersby.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


En route from Savannah to Mt. Gilead, I stopped in Charlotte to see
David Černý's Metalmorphosis. It's good to see works in person versus in photos (not to mention the food trucks parked next to the sculpture...).

Memorial Day

Savannah's Veterans for Peace commemorated the day by reading names of the fallen. 
It was a very moving and somber tribute.