24 December 2014

Merry Fishmas!

One summer in 1983 my brothers, our friend Glenn and I were filleting some sunnies in Pennsylvania's Delaware State Forest. At some point we thought it would be a good idea to put the fish remains on a nearby small pine tree. We called it our Fishmas tree.

Sure, that may sound gross but that night the raccoons celebrated the best Fishmas they would ever have in their short lives.

Merry Fishmas everyone!

15 October 2014

Switzerland Sketchbook Part 3: Strasbourg, France

The day I visited Strasbourg, France it was raining so I didn't have many opportunities to sit and draw. Most of what I drew here I did later while on the train back to Basel or the following morning. I wish I had another day or two in Strasbourg. I felt like I didn't get to see enough of this beautiful city.

Switzerland sketchbook Part 1 and 2: Basel

Recently I tagged along with my wife on her business trip to Basel, Switzerland. Basel (pronounced Baa-zel) sits on Switzerland's north-northwest corner bordering France and Germany. While she worked I wandered the cities of Basel, Strasbourg in France, Freiburg in Germany and Lucerne. Prior to this trip I had only been to Italy so I made the best of visiting Central Europe in only 1 short week.

Here is the unedited, un-fact-checked, typo filled part 1 and 2 of the sketchbook journal I kept while there. I will post the rest eventually. There should be 7 parts in all.

Above is one of the many places I sat to draw. This one being the Marketplatz in Basel.