Category Archives: Travel journal

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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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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Sketching & painting during first week of Phase 2


So glad to be sketching outside again! Thankfully things are beginning to open up a bit. The conundrum is the balance between possibility and probability. There is a possibility of becoming infected anytime I have contact with the world outside … Continue reading

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Ma grande aventure virtualle – the final leg


Ma grande aventure virtualle with sketching was a bit like planning for a trip. Travel agents, tours, and cruises have their place, but it is a limited one in my mind because the planning is an integral part of the … Continue reading

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Ma grande aventure virtualle – savoring Najac, France


Arrived at Gare de Lyon Par-dieu, early enough to grab a coffee and a croissant at the cafe across the street. My plan was to catch the first train leaving the station, to wherever it went. After a couple of … Continue reading

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ma grande aventure virtuelle – first three stops


Well, I am off on ma grande aventure virtuelle! First stop, headed back to Normandy in France, was last there three months ago, seems like so much longer. The Château de Domfront was important enough to be attacked by William … Continue reading

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Two tickets, where would we go? Let’s take a trip!


If we had free tickets to anyplace in the world, where would we go? I have asked people that question all over the world, dreaming about une grande aventure has always been good for conversation, even more so as many … Continue reading

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Another week, a glimpse of things opening


It was a good week. We did a couple of video chats with friends and family, there is a bit of talk about some things opening up, some of the COVID stats are looking better – I always look for … Continue reading

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How to Travelsketch from Photos, and some recent sketches


One of the delights of being a Travelsketcher is being immersed in a place, soaking up the sights and sounds of the people going by, the breeze blowing, while your sketchpad and paints connect you to the environment, actually making … Continue reading

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The neighborhood journey and working with gouache continues


These sketching projects are proving to be entertaining and challenging, a good thing for art. After doing the sketch of Nic’s Barbershop with gouache I have decided to finish the “neighborhood journey” project all in gouache. As Marie of Expeditionary … Continue reading

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