Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sketchbook Update

I visited Florida last week for the first time and I didn't bring my camera. Well ok, my daughter did. But still, what fun it is to sketch  your way through the wonders of Miami.

What glorious weather - we WI folks appreciate something like this in January, I had a hard time remembering it wasn't summer. Here you see me working on a quick sketch of the Cape Florida Lighthouse at Key Biscayne.

Drawing helps you slow down and really look at your surroundings. I can completely understand how people get excited about painting palm trees now. When we walked past a street of houses days later I realized there was my painted house, I knew it instantly.

Who knows what ideas will emerge from all this, I don't try to quantify, I'm just glad I had the chance.


  1. Sounds like a great time Ruth and I love the sketches!

  2. It was but I did get a bit obsessive with the sketchbook. My daughter threatened to take it away one time. It really enhances my experience.