Author Archives: Terry Christopherson

About Terry Christopherson

I sketch, I paint, I travel and eat, that is what my sites are all about.

theTravelsketcher with clipped-wings


My Alaska Airlines Million-miler Boeing 737 model sits on the mantel. Just a few days over a year ago I was with Tricia (Travels Through My Lens) in Japan and Korea. Ten months ago we were in France. Our last … Continue reading

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A bit of Travelsketcher trivia, and Hobart


Trivia time. First, what country has theTravelsketcher been to more times than any other? (Outside of the USA of course.) Secondly, where do the second and third oldest friends of mine live? The answer to both: Australia. Australia has been … Continue reading

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I miss flying!


I miss flying! I never tire of traveling or flying, I got tired while traveling, but never tired of traveling.  My first real travel began in 1987. Prior to that any trips away from the Portland, Oregon area were few. … Continue reading

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Granny would have loved Google Earth


When I was young I had a book of black and white photographs from around the world. It was about two inches thick, and no more than A5 in size. Granny and I would spend hours sitting on the couch … Continue reading

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Sketch and send a postcard – to yourself


Before Instagram there were postcards – “Don’t forget to send me a postcard.” We still send postcards, shopping for them, in my case sketching them, and then mailing them, is a way to interact with the culture, usually a pleasurable … Continue reading

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Tackling a challenging subject – a lizard in a tree


I love it when folks send a challenging subject to sketch. This one comes from my friend Lori. It is a small lizard in a tree, a lot of gray makes it hard to get the lizard to stand out. … Continue reading

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Tackle your fears – art and life


In any discipline we have strengths and weaknesses. We also have comfort zones and challenges. Much of life is dealing with both. The best advice I ever received about strengths and weakness came from a psychologist friend of mine. He … Continue reading

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Capturing the moment – Dubai and Genoa


When I look back at my sketches from the past a few evoke more vivid memories than others. The sketch triggers a sense of the moment almost as if I was right there. Here is an excerpt from my new … Continue reading

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It’s done! theTravelsketchers Guide to Travel & Sketching


Thanks to editing help from Tricia, Travels Through My Lens, my book is done. Twenty-five years of traveling for business with a sketchbook in my bag taught me a few things about travel and sketching, I am passing some of … Continue reading

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A morning plein-air at Rosehill


Getting ready for next week’s workshops while trying out a new watercolor set-up. Usually I use acrylic paint for plien air painting, but I wanted to see how my pochade box worked for watercolor. Here is the result, with a … Continue reading

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