Monday, August 31, 2015

Sketching-Lunch Time

I love opportunities to draw people in restaurants. I was eating at a Panera Bread a few months ago while waiting for an appointment. There is a level of concentration in peoples faces as they eat that you do not see in any other situation.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy


The Vaquita, the smallest of the porpoises, can be up to five feet long. It is the rarest and the most endangered marine mammal. Discovered in 1958, there are estimated to be only 100 left. Over half of their population were destroyed in the last three years. They live only in the northern part of the Gulf of Mexico and are mostly threatened by nets used by illegal fishers.

For more information on the Vaquita you can visit 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summer Sketching-Hill Cumorah Pageant

While on our trip we saw The Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, NY. It depicts Stories from the Book of Mormon and how Joseph Smith found the Golden Plates on the Hill. It was a fun evening with the family. Aside from a wonderful play we discovered the joys of salt potatoes. This is a sketch I did of a group of performers in costume talking with some of the audience before the show started.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Summer Sketching-Carhenge

While on our family excursion across the US we made a three hour detour in Nebraska to see Carhenge. It was a wonderful stop, Quirky and fascinating at the same time. Our children loved it as well. It is located in Alliance, Nebraska.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy—The Gump 2.0

Today's Bow Tie Guy is a little different. This evening is when entries for the 3rd Annual Lego Competition at the Quimby Gallery are due. I am entering this, The Gump 2.0. This is patterned after the Gump from L. Frank Baum's The Land of OZ with the palm leave wings. The difference is this has an elephant head, a hot air balloon, a yeti rowing, multiple jet engines, helicopter blades, and is powered by a una-kitty horn. It is a redundancy time machine that has been floating around my head for a while now.

Next week I will be getting back to my endangered species series.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Summer Sketching-Montpelier

The day before our family excursion across the US, I had an afternoon in Montpelier to sketch. I spent some time on the corner of School and main to draw one of the churches.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer Sketching-Peter Whitmer Farm

This summer our family took a drive across most of the US to visit family (which is why I haven't posted in a while). Along the way we visited many of our churches historical sites. This is a sketch of the Peter Whitmer home. It is a recreation of what the original looked like and is where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was first organized on April 6, 1830. Fifty people were in attendance.

I was impressed by the small size of the home and how big our church has become. It was rather humbling to be there.