Thursday, July 31, 2008


For the past two weeks I have been on vacation far away from home. Consequently, I haven't had access to computer, email, blogs, etc. I did have a lot of time to sketch, however. In fact, as I was scanning everything that I did, I surprised myself with the quantity (not quality on most). In the spirit of posting, here is everything with a bit of description for each doodle:

On the plane trip from Rome to Utah I drew this little guy...possibly capturing the elation of being away from work for an entire two weeks.....ESCAPE!!!!!


Then as soon as we landed, we packed up our campin' stuff and early the next morning we were on our way to the Grand Tetons, and Yellowstone. I did a couple of doodles while there for a week. I don't particularly care for the mountain doodle...frankly, I don't have much talent for landscaping, but I enjoyed being in the lake playing with my family. The next is the camper that we looked at everyday.



Then we were back on the road to Salt Lake to enjoy a week full of parades, movies with friends, talks with family, strolls through graveyards, revisiting key memory filled places, and just hanging out. The following sketches just filled in the time...





This last bony faced man was done on the plane back to home...I was contemplating the piles and piles of work that were awaiting my return to work....alas, vacations are joyous!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

blog award...yipee

... I was surprised and humbled to receive a compliment from Karen Blados today in the form of a blog award. A big thanks to her and her thoughtfulness. I've been watching Karen's blog for a while now and am constantly impressed with her ability to journal her life and package it in such a delightful presentation. Take a look at her stuff!

The rules of acceptance are:
1. Put the logo on your blog.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.
4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.

Consequently, here are the people that I'd like to suggest...


Saturday, July 12, 2008


Last night I couldn't sleep because of the hundreds of work items that were spinning and bouncing off the walls of my mind. So to extinguish them I went again to my trusty moleskine and started sketching. I found a picture on the net of a blind lady, and did a little rendition of what I saw.


Friday, July 04, 2008

Prelude to the fireworks...

A quick sketch of the band before the sky show at the park....


Patriotic lemons...

This morning we took the kids to brunch just to get out and enjoy the day. Here's the lemon from my drink in the most patriotic garb I could muster:


After we got home, the kids and I had a massive water fight on the front lawn. It was perfect to beat the Georgia sun. After drying off, we all sat down to the table to doodle and paint away the afternoon. I had nothing in mind, and so my pen just drew. This is what came out. (Don't ask, I have not idea either.)


I'm also adding a couple of doodles that I did a few days ago. One is of a fellow that was speaking at my church. I was intrigued with his comments and doodled him speaking. The other is yet another sumo sketch. I didn't like this one, but am posting it nonetheless.