Friday, July 31, 2009

downtown Dallas

Waiting for the bus in downtown Dallas last Saturday afternoon. There were not many people around, probably because of businesses were closed and it was too hot for the tourists to be outside.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

mai tai

Nothing like a cool tropic refreshing beverage during the hot summer! I took a snapshot of this a couple of years ago in Kona, Hawaii. I just had to illustrate the vibrance of this cool drink.

downtown Waco, Texas

This was a quick sketch during a stop in Waco, heading to Dallas. It's miserabley hot and dry this summer. Nobody wants to be outside during the heat of the day. Even in Dallas, the traffic is lighter than usual.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

downtown diner

A great old diner in downtown Salt Lake City. I finally finished the Salt Lake City series of sketches. Last week I spent a few days in Dallas. Now it's time to ink those sketches. I'm finally beginning to catch up on travel sketches.

downtown diner still life

This drawing started at the Royal Eatery. I then added more elements from restaurants around town.

architectural details

Downtown Salt Lake City. There are some beautiful, old buildings around the area. Also, lots of new buildings under construction. All over downtown are signs and banners announcing "S.L.C. Rising". From what I've seen, many cities are constantly constructing new buildings.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Salt Lake City from the east

This was sketched from the south east end of downtown. The linear placement of the trees caught my attention. They are really beautiful with the mountains in the background.

Salt Lake City from the north

I sketched this from the top of steep hill, early in the morning. The state capital of Utah is just to the left of this scene.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

curbside at the airport

Dallas/Ft Worth airport. It's interesting to to see people in their travels. The vacationers, the business travelers, the inexperienced traveler, the weary wanderer. Airports are great people-watching places.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Viennese chocolate cake with whipped cream and rasberry drizzle. Sketched and eaten at an outdoor cafe in Salt Lake City.
This is my entry for the monthly theme of "dessert" on

Monday, July 20, 2009


While working on a commissioned art piece, I've been painting this on the side. I bought this birdhouse for five bucks with no intention to get so involved with it. I do love painting whimsical three dimensional objects like this.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

street food

Downtown Salt Lake City. The lunch time rush. I did not eat here but it sure smelled good.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Moleskine sketches

I am PowerPoint Graphics Girl for another corporate conference in Salt Lake City. Although I've been sketching, I have no scanner. A digital photo post will have to do for now.

Photo in picture in picture, in picture, and onward into infinity.  


The Salt Palace Convention Center, downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  Another day at work.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

passion flowers

Despite the heat, drought, deer and fritallary catepillars, these vines keep growing.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Independence Day

A few more quick sketches from around town.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

waiting for the parade

Because of a conflict in community events, the Wimberley parade took place yesterday. It's a fun, All-American small town parade. It was way too hot though.

Friday, July 3, 2009

all nite diner

Lately I've been working on large acrylic paintings. At first I was frustrated because the paintings looked like drawings. Now, this drawing looks sort of like a painting. Maybe I should regularly switch between the two styles to let them flow together.