Tales from on the ROAD:

Jun 032015
Monterey: Trip Home

Driving up Highway #1 from our visit to Monterey Aquarium, Julia and I saw a beautiful spot and pulled over to see Pigeon Point Lighthouse. This picturesque scene was made even moreso by the sight of a grey whale and her calf swimming past the lighthouse at close quarters. We enjoyed the scenery so much that we decided [..READ MORE..]

May 142015
Monterey: The Bay

The first trip that Julia and I ever took together was to see the Seahorse exhibit at the Monterey Aquarium back in 2009. There have been many dramatic changes in our lives in the interim (leaving me quite the worse for wear) but happily, Julia and I are still together, Monterey is as pleasant a destination as ever, [..READ MORE..]

The Pier

 Posted by on July 15, 2012  Drawings, Location Sketching, Travel
Jul 152012
The Pier

I recently worked in LA, helping my buddy RHODE with his project, brain-storming together in an intense schedule that did not leave time for much other than work. But on my last weekend in LA, Julia came to town, and we managed to squeeze in a day of sketching on the beach. While everyone else was wearing swimsuits, [..READ MORE..]

Capay Valley

 Posted by on June 26, 2012  Drawings, Location Sketching, Travel
Jun 262012
Capay Valley

Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the CAPAY VALLEY, a picturesque farming area about 2 hours drive from San Francisco, to attend an OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD farm-dinner. The trip made a good excuse for a weekend of drawing. Our posh dinner was set for Sunday so we planned to devote all of Saturday to exploring [..READ MORE..]

France Sketches

 Posted by on February 6, 2012  Drawings, Location Sketching, Travel
Feb 062012
France Sketches

Last Weekend, Julia and I returned from a fantastic 2-week visit to France. Our first few days in Paris were a blur of activity; sight-seeing, visiting the Musée d'Orsay, and meeting with my old friends from when I worked at Disney Paris (in 1990). Then we got on one of those fancy TGV trains, and spent the next few [..READ MORE..]

May 262011
Mendocino Towers

The northern California town of Mendocino has some very distinctive and quirky architecture. One prominent feature is the towers looming all over town. At first, I thought they were observation towers or merely a quirk of a long-ago architect, neither of which explained the sheer number of them. It took me a while to realise that they were [..READ MORE..]