Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Camp bike repair

This weekend we took S out for a short Spring Break camping trip. With 4 bikes strapped to the back of the truck along with all our gear we headed out early-ish on Sunday morning headed up to Tyler State Park. That site was chosen for its hiking/biking trails and the fact that it had a spot open. S had fun ripping up and down the hilly trails and both of his bikes were in need of repair by the end of it all. Hardly anyone in the park and once the clouds cleared a pretty nice day. I caught this sketch from my hammock, hanging in the shade, while the guys did a little bike repair.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More S!ngapore!

Just a quick post on my return from Singapore. Tagged along with D on a trip to Singapore. My first trip to an Asian country. Sweet people, tasty food and colorful sights. Lunar Chinese New Year was going on during our stay, celebrated by lots a big family gatherings. And just like home, lots of traditional family holiday favorites. Here is a sketch done at the Sri Mariammam Temple. A nice teen girl, dresses in jewel-toned silk dress, from India came and visited with me. She wrote the name of this goddess on my sketch in English and Hindi. I stayed a few hours at the temple there was a lot to see and far to much to draw.

S!ingapore sketches

I started a fresh new sketchbook (Stillman & Birm Beta) on a trip to Singapore a couple of weeks ago. I am happy to say that it was almost completely full when I returned. I made a connection with Urban Sketchers in Singapore thru their Facebook page and spent a day with them sketching in the Arab St. area. Chris shared her lunch of bringal and treated me to the local ginger tea. The perfect way to go out sketching with locals off the tourist track. Here are just a few from my book - movie time on the looonggg flight, lunch, and a view from a very modern library located above a mall on Orchard Street. The library was a great quiet place to sketch the view out the window.
My busy work schedule keeps me from posting more frequently. I will try to get more active with posts.