Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sketching at the T&P Station in Fort Worth

Great turnout and high spirits for Fort Worth's gathering of Urban Sketchers Texas...thanks to Tim Young and Donna Nelson Young for hosting us at the T&P Lofts.  It was a perfect venue for the hot summer, with shade, a "Big Ass Fan," and cold libations from the station tavern at hand.  Thanks Patti Grogan Richards for the photos!








Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 28: Sketching in Fort Worth!


Veronica Lawlor's lively sketch of the interior of Grand Central in NYC illustrates the creative opportunities for sketching in these grand  old terminal buildings.


June sketching in Fort Worth: Saturday June 28, 2:30-5pm
T&P Lofts, 221 West Lancaster Street

This month brings us back to downtown Fort Worth, where we've chosen a venue with both outdoor and indoor (air-conditioned) options!  The Texas and Pacific Passenger Terminal Building—now the T & P Lofts—is a beautiful 1930 art deco/”zig-zag moderne” building that now houses lofts for urban living.  SketchCrawl regulars Tim and Donna Young live in the building, and will host us there.  Sketching opportunities include the magnificent facade of the T & P and the interiors of its Grand Ballroom, passenger waiting areas, the train platform and passenger trains, and unique architectural details galore.  The beautiful Greek Revival Main Post Office is immediately next door as well.  Meet in front of the main building entrance at 2:30PM.

Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome!  We will chat briefly, then disperse to sketch singly, in pairs or groups as you wish.  We’ll reconvene in The Tavern adjacent to the Grand Ballroom at 4:30pm to share sketchbooks and for a group photo, then adjourn for optional social time at The Tavern.  Downtown on-street parking is free on weekends. There’s a free TRE parking lot at the corner of Vickery @ S. Main on the south side of I-30 that has walkways under I-30 to the building.  Questions? Email jim@townscape.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Place-Based Journaling and Digital Books

Drawn to Adventure (Ireland), pg. 49

Well, I've been "off the grid" for the past two months working on my first 3 multi-media digital books; the first on nature journaling, the second on travel journaling, and the third focusing on the inspirational quotes (with pen & ink portraits) that have begun each of my new sketchbooks for the past three decades.

You can find more details in my article (http://earnestward.blogspot.com/place-based-journals) or check out the free samples at any of the 52 online Apple iBooks Stores worldwide. (The first title is currently available and the two remaining titles go live on June 15.)

Cheers!