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Sketching quietly during the Messiah

Dave’s mom sings the Messiah every year with the Oratorio Society so we get to go and see her every year. She has recruited her sons and granddaughters and daughter in laws. I bring my sketch book because it is … Continue reading

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If you sit there long enough, something will happen.

That was the advice we received from the man at the front desk. We were camped in between Yellowstone National Park and Teton National Park. He said just head up the road. The campgrounds are closed because of the sequester … Continue reading

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Quotes from the Trail

  “Andrew, she needs to tie her shoe.” “Save your energy for the way out.” “I have to hang up the phone, Mom. I’m on the side of a cliff.” Mike from New York, “My momma taught me, you only … Continue reading

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Waking up in a Fog

Some mornings you wake up and the clouds have pressed down close to the earth. It appears that you are going to be wandering around all day in a fog. You want to go on a hike? How can you … Continue reading

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Presenting at Boise State

  I’m getting ready to present at the Boise State SCBWI Conference. The first presentation will be “A Day in the Life of a Children’s Book Illustrator” or When I woke up this morning, I never dreamed I would end … Continue reading

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How did that get there?

This is a page from my sketch book at the Denver Airport. I’m not sure how the bunny got through security and what he was doing at the airport?      

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A sketch book can go places and record many things that a camera can not. Sketching on site captures feelings that cannot be caught by a photo. You get a sense for the activity that you are witnessing. It connects … Continue reading

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