Friday, September 30, 2011

More from SF

It's hard to believe we've been home for almost two weeks. There is finally a light at the end of the catch up tunnel!

These two quick sketches were done in the Presidio, one of the prettiest places in San Francisco. It's home to the Walt Disney Museum and LucasArts and LucasFilm not to mention it's rich military history. While we were there Hillary Clinton and Leon Panetta visited. I'll bet we had more fun.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Life as a Sitcom

We spent two great weeks in San Francisco babysitting for our two and a half year old grandson. Notice I didn't say vacation, it was an adventure filled with mishaps, silliness, work and joy. Grandson, Nana, and Poppy did great but the Granddog not so much. He took sick while we were there, peripheral vestibular disease, but is recovering nicely.

With the added vet visits to our days and keeping up with a toddler's boundless energy I didn't get much sketching done. (Ah yes, what was I thinking? I do recall those days from long ago!) I did do some. I've discovered the Stonehenge sketchbooks and love them. The paper takes watercolor well. I have the 7 inch square one and like that format. I just wish it wasn't spiral bound. I find that, for me, it discourages 2 page spreads.