Thursday, September 24, 2015

Airplanes and Airports

Inevitably, the theme of airports and airplanes gets into sketchbooks when traveling during the summer. Since I went through nine different airports between July and August, I had plenty of subject matter to draw. The planes themselves, of course, and passengers, as well who make good subjects because where can one go?

Some airports are such comfortable places to sketch and all of them are certainly interesting. In my Stillman & Birn Zeta sketchbook, with Micron pen and Daniel Smith watercolors, I sketched in the Knoxville (Tennessee) Airport. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Stanley found his way into my sketchbook.

My 8-year-old granddaughter had to color him and cut him out for a school assignment and send him off into the world. She needs pictures of Stanley that include someplace interesting and with friends--otherwise, why not just photoshop Stanley in front of the Eiffel Tower?

My husband was enlisted when we went to the beach town of Hammam-lif (Tunisia) on errands. He grumbled at first about people making fun of us, especially all the unemployed men sitting in the cafés. I shrugged and got a shot of Stanley with the Grand Hotel (now abandonned) in the background, which dates to the colonial period. 

Just beyond it is the beach, and in the other direction, there is a mountain.

Stanley visited a relative's grave at the cemetery with us.

And the nice lady in the bakery got to know Stanley as well.

Once we got into it, my husband had all kinds of ideas. 
We had a fun morning with Stanley.