Sketching in Lisbon and Beyond


Lisbon easily ranks high in the list of places I have traveled. We arrived five days before our Norwegian Cruise was to depart to give us time to explore, so glad we did. When Tricia (Travels Through My Lens) and I were first together 35 years ago we talked about places we would like to…

Cruise Ship Food


Check out my new post, Cruise Ship Food – A Bellcurve on my other blog Been There Eating This. My plan is to make it more active so take a look, and follow if you want more on food.

Just Call Me Picasso


We have had the luxury of visiting the Picasso museum in Barcelona twice, though Picasso has never been top on my list, his work is amazing. On each visit I was impressed by the transformation of his style over time. On our most recent visit, October of 2022, I found a comforting quote. As Picasso…

We Need a Travelsketchers Manifesto


We need a Travelsketchers Manifesto. I am an Urban Sketcher who wholeheartedly supports and embraces the Urban Sketchers Manifesto, only tagging posts with #usk if they conform. But I am also a travelsketcher, as are the majority of the Urban Sketchers out there, I have travelled with sketchbook in hand for 25+ years. So why…

Contemplating Life in Your Sketchbook


Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Sketching as a traveler captures moments like nothing else I know. Of course there are times when sketching is a way to create a moment…