Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I enjoyed a lovely trip to Door County last week. It was a last-minute trip, and I joined my father and step-mom in their already-in-progress vacation. The timing just worked out perfectly for work and family (a very unusual happenstance these days).
My first full day we drove to Sturgeon Bay to see the Maritime Museum. They had a special exhibit on Ghosts...there's a surprisingly large number of haunted lighthouses out there! The rest of the first day was spent popping into shops in several towns. I even managed to get a short ride in along Old Stage Road. I could still see the pavement markings for the Door County Century. The ride built up my appetite for the delicious dinner we had at The Mission Grille in Sister Bay. If you ever make it up that way...eat there! You'll be doing your taste buds a favor.
The second day was a work day in the orchard trimming trees and splitting logs. Now you might think that these projects would not be welcome in the midst of a vacation, but I find them very relaxing and satisfying. I attribute this to the fact that I sit on my butt in front of a computer all day, so it's a marvelous change of pace.
There was a goodly amount of sitting around chilling out, and I took one of those moments to scribble a doodle of the back of the sexy bear clock. This was a little tongue-in-cheek purchase added to the cottage. I consider it the sexy bear clock because he's wrapped around his honey pot...can't help it, my mind just goes there. He had his batteries changed while I was there...heh heh...his batteries changed. Ok, I need a nap.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday was Worldwide Sketchcrawl 29, and the Kenosha group (of 5) met up at Hawthorn Hollow for a bit o' sketching.
I decided to add a bit more work to my Red, White, Black and Crinkly All Over homemade sketchbook. The craft paper packaging makes a tough surface fro pencil sketching (as you can tell from these scans), but I really like the effect of pen and limited color. So, the building and tree stump drawings are works in progress.
Here are a few photos from the day (much easier on the eyes):
This one is, essentially, the photo reference for the drawing above, although the pencil sketch was done on location.
Same fungus as drawing, but a different view.
The other big events of the weekend included attending the Stained Glass Coffeehouse in Deerfield with Mom and a couple of her friends.
Sunday I met up with some good friends of my own to take a tour and have a tasting at Valentino Vineyards. Enjoyable tour, tasty wine and great friends...does it get any better?
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