Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sketching: Washington Park

I wised up this time and sketched from a shady spot.
Even though I am buried in deadlines, we took a quick trip to the newly renovated park downtown across from Music Hall called Washington Park.

It was such a beautiful day. They have a wonderful fountain, playground and dog park.

Here is the dog park. This puppy had the right idea:

I could have stayed all day if I did not have crazy deadlines. The hour there was rejuvenating.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Outing to Loveland Castle

We went to Loveland Castle today with my nephew Joshua. Out in the middle of Symmes Township, this guy spent most of his life building a real castle. The lifestyle must have agreed with him. He died at age 91 and not of old age. He never married, oddly...

Joshua barely made it past the dagger clearance sale.

Cool dragon sculpture
Little entrance gate where I sat and sketched. Note to self: Sketching in the hot sun is a really bad idea. Find a shady spot next time...

Panoramic view

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Final Taos Sketchbook Post

Two fighting/playing dogs. The little one reminds me of my in-laws' fox terrier Angie.
This is the final Taos post. As I mentioned earlier, I plan to go to the sketch journal workshop in Ireland next year. Until then, I will have to sketch here and on our trip to Boston and Vermont in August.

Some visiting art teachers suggested painting with wine. Maybe it has to sit out for a long time...
A mother and daughter with matching hats. So cute!
On our way to the Denver airport, we stopped in Colorado Springs to see the Garden of the Gods and ran into a lot of these Scrub Jays. Sadly, the fires got really bad right after we left in CO.

Monday, July 9, 2012

New Pop Smoothie Comic: Cosmos by Seth

This is a teaser... The rest of the comic is at
My latest Pop Smoothie web comic: What will Cosmos be like with Seth MacFarlane at the helm?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July in the Year of the Dragon

No, I am not over the Year of the Dragon yet... Many more holidays to go. Here is my quickie sketch to celebrate.

Monday, July 2, 2012

New Pop Smoothie Post: Maryline and a Wizard School in Scotland

Yes, I have finally posted a new comic to Pop Smoothie!

Full comic here:

The idea has been in my head for a while and I had to unleash it on the world.

It is Harry Potter drawn in the style of Madeline...