September 20, 2014

Newfoundland - Day Three, Whale Watching

Oh my goodness we had the best breakfast! This place called Cora's Breakfast and Lunch has amazing breakfasts, most of which came with a "mountain of fruit." Fantastic.




Then we drove to Cape Spear (the easternmost point in North America) and IMMEDIATELY saw whales. The place was lousy with them. It was really pretty amazing.



After that we drove south to see more of the Avalon Peninsula. We got into a fight with the GPS, so we did a lot more driving than we intended, but then we ended up at Bay Bulls. It's where a lot of the tours leave from, so there is a big marina that's great for sketching.










September 19, 2014

Newfoundland - Day Two, Flatrock and Signal Hill

 
We had breakfast at Tim Horton's because Canada, then drove and drove and drove, just to see what was out there. We stopped at Flatrock to look at the view, and happened upon a grotto.


Then we went back down to St. John's, to Signal Hill and saw Cabot Hill.

Then we had poutine, because Canada.

Then we napped, because vacation.



We made a list of possibilities for a late dinner, and ended up at O'Reilly's Pub for some Irish music and drinking and singing, watching people dance, people kissing a cod, and photo-bombing.

And their kitchen was closed! So we had to go somewhere else for a laaaaaaate dinner.

























September 18, 2014

Newfoundland - Day One of a Real Vacation

Did I tell you we went to Newfoundland? I'm sure I did - here's proof! We left on a Saturday and it took me a while to really REALLY relax. I was working hard on it in this second sketch.



September 05, 2014

Follow Friday: Carl Moore, Again

I've recommended following Carl Moore before (here's his blog), and now I'm doing it again because I can do whatever I want. Also because he has a show opening tonight at L Ross Gallery. Get down there and see it! Here's one of his paintings to tide you over...


September 04, 2014

My Car + Memphis Royalty Sighting

Here's my car out the window of Sean's Deli in Midtown where just two tables away sat Memphis Royalty Deanie Parker, former Stax Records recording artist. Do yourself a favor and google "Deanie Parker My Imaginary Guy."

August 19, 2014

Understand Newfoundland












Hey it's been a while, huh? Well, I was in Newfoundland for almost two weeks, driving around, eating fish and potatoes and gravy and moose burgers, meeting nice people, and sketching. I'll get to those later. For now, here's our route.

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August 02, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Car visor mirror self portrait

July 31, 2014

July 29, 2014

Olives and Cupcakes



July 28, 2014

Memphis Monday: Sketch Group at the Peabody Hotel

For the Memphis Urban Sketchers July sketch group and 44th World Wide SketchCrawl, we met at the Peabody Hotel and sketched on the rooftop and in the lobby before setting out for lunch at the Flying Fish.

Here are my sketches!



On the mezzanine level overlooking the ducks frolicking in the lobby fountain.


I really wanted to sit at a table to sketch in the lobby, so I bought a small pot of coffee.


I am enjoying drawing lines with watercolor lately!