Monday, April 22, 2013

Sketching in North Avondale

I went sketching with Vanessa on Saturday in her neighborhood. There are some beautiful homes close to the Xavier campus.

Vine Video:

Also, here is a pic from Spring Grove a couple weeks ago. I forgot to post it. More Florence sketchbook soon, I promise....

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cherry Blossoms and Rising Sun

Cherry Blossoms in Spring Grove
I know I need to post more Italy sketches, but here is another little intermission. We FINALLY got the spring blossoms a month later than last year. I went with Amy and Linda to sketch them after last week's illustrator lunch.

I unfortunately missed the spectacular Ault Park this year.

This week, I had a library visit at Rising Sun, Indiana. What a lovely little town. The students were great and really engaged for 4th and 5th graders. Also, between assemblies, I got to explore the town a little and sketch, of course.

Riverfront Restaurant and Hotel

Tree of Life

The day started out stormy but was sunny and beautiful by the time I left. I really love the Tree of Life sculpture, although it should be called the Whomping Willow...

We also went by the Historical Society which had this amazing two-headed calf curiosity. It also had the coolest speedboats with GIANT Rat Fink sized engines.

Two-Headed Calf Taxidermy at the Historical Society