Neville of Normandie


On 11 October 2011 this guy showed up on our deck. He was a stray looking for a home. We ended up taking him in and he has been with us ever since. Check Tricia‚Äôs blog in the next few weeks as I think she is planning to tell the whole story. Our daughter named…

Holy Week Sketching


We spent the week staying pretty close to home, cooking, planting some herbs and seeds that Lisa sent, Tricia sorted photos and wrote blogs, I sketched, wrote, and played a little music. It was a good week, today we plan to hit a couple of brocantes. Here are a few sketches from the week. I…

5 Days in Paris and Discovering Matt Pencils


As I have said before, the peace and quiet of our rural farm life can be overwhelming, we find ourselves craving the stimulation of Paris, thus we look for any excuse to hop on the train in Flers and get off two hours later at Gare Montparnasse. With Alexis and Joe visiting we had a…

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…

theTravelsketcher this week – May 14, 2021


Good week but not as much sketching due to time spent working on a wall mural commission, new territory for me but thanks to Procreate on iPad it is coming together. Liechtenstein is a place that I know very little about, but they do have quite the castle, so I did a sketch of the…