Category Archives: Travel

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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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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Staying-in and sketching an update


Le Confinement continues, all things considered we are doing quite well. I am experimenting with some new techniques, getting my Pochade Box out for some Plein Air painting on the golf course, and I am almost finished with my 30 … Continue reading

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First 3 days of sketching from pics – sans me dèplacer


Le confinement continues. Not so bad so far. The weather has been sunny so lots of folks are walking their dogs to get a break from being inside, thus I have a parade to watch out the window. I revisited three … Continue reading

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Travel Pic Sketching: 30 days of connecting and remembering


Sketching makes me a time-traveler – care to join me? A microbe, the Coronavirus, has clipped the wings of us travelers and urban sketchers. Some are sketching what we see out of the window, our pets are getting extra modeling … Continue reading

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Travel and art – it’s all about the journey


When we travel the trip begins with the discussion of where to go, often a year before we board a plane. Searching maps, checking hotels and trains, rental cars and restaurants, are all part of the thrill of travel. A … Continue reading

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Seoul Sketching and Sumi Enchantment


Monday we flew to Seoul, South Korea, the first time there for both of us. Lots to sketch, but the amazing thing is I bought brushes for Sumi painting, which is so enticing me. Here are sketches and even a … Continue reading

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3 Times not to travel-sketch


Yes! I always have something with me so I can sketch, always. Yes! Sketching always beats taking selfies. Yes! Sketching makes travel exponentially more rewarding and memorable. Travel-sketching is all about capturing the moment, slowing down enough to actually look and … Continue reading

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Remembering Notre Dame


Along with many millions of people around the world I am mourning the damage done to the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, grateful for the many times I have been there, sorry that so many will never get to … Continue reading

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