Monday, April 21, 2014

Music under the stars

Last weekend was full of music around here. Friday night we had a high school percussion concert. Teenagers can get pretty inventive when it comes to making music by banging on things. The next day we got to attend a sound check for Spyro Gyra, before their evening performance at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, an outdoor concert venue. The Pavilion's mission is arts education, therefore they invited local music students to the sound check. That evening I sketched this during the performance before it got to dark to see what I was doing.  A weekend full of music and sketching is a very good thing.
Spyro Gyra performing at The Pavilion.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sketchin' at the Carwash...

After a surprisingly wet winter here in The Woodlands (suburb north of Houston) the sun is shining and my errands bring me near the local carwash. I received some coupons for free car washes for Christmas and am just now getting to use them. Basically my theory is that coating of dirt on my vehicle is like the hard protective shell that protects the finish of my car. Surely underneath all the dirt is a beautiful shiny finish. It is really my desire to have a clean interior that makes me pull in and get in line to get my car washed for the first time in months and months.
Using my new  sketchbook: Kunst & Papier A5quer No. 110614 with a horizontal format.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Mobile Sketchbook Library Comes to Town

The mobile sketchbook library arrived in Houston today on its cross-country tour. You can read more about the sketchbook project here. And you can see when it's coming to your town here. It's going to Austin and Ft. Worth next. I found out about its visit from Judith.
People enjoyed the beautiful sunny day to look at sketchbooks. Some were amazing, some were only so-so, but it was really fun to see what people did with them.
So I got a sketchbook to work in this year and we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Little Public Art

There is a new installation of public artwork along Heights Boulevard. Some pieces have caused a bit of a kerfluffle, but the two giant lawn chairs by Paul Kittelson are a favorite. At any time of the day you can drive by and see people sitting in the chairs having their pictures taken. So, of course, I did the same while I was there.