Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Home from the Sea

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way,
where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
From Salt-Water Poems and Ballads, by John Masefield

We had a wonderful and long vacation. As I slowly dig out from the daily flotsam and jetsam of life that collected at home while we were gone for almost three weeks, I'll post some of my sketches. I sketched more than I thought I would but, of course, less than I hoped! From five glorious days in Barcelona to quick stops in Aix en Provence, Florence, Rome, Athens, Ephesus, Santorini, Amalfi and back it was an unforgettable time.

I'm looking forward to catching up with what all of my favorite bloggers have been doing.


  1. Welcome back, we've missed you. Can't wait to see what you managed to sketch on your travels... what interesting places you went.

  2. I am hoping for some Barcelona sketches. My favorite place on the entire PLANET!!!!

    What a wonderful three weeks you must have had!

  3. How exciting, I hope there are lots of pages to come. Lovely seascape here.

  4. Look forward to seeing your sketches!! This one is such a beautiful study in blues! Welcome back!

  5. WOWOWOWOWOW! Sounds incredible. Welcome back, and I can't wait to see your sketches. It must have been the trip of a lifetime. Good for you. Love this!

  6. WOWOWOW! It sounds incredible. I can't wait to see the sketches you did--must've been an amazing trip. Welcome home, and I love this one.