Saturday, December 29, 2007


Library, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

This afternoon I went to the library to work on my sermon. I got a lot of productive thought done, so I rewarded myself afterwards by making a sketch of the library.

Library guy

Library guy, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

It's easy to sketch people in the library because they're absorbed in their reading. I sketched this guy a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Drift Inn

Drift Inn, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

Today I drove up to Yachats for breakfast, just to get out of town. The weather was wind and rain with a little sleet on the windshield - a dramatic day on the oregon coast. One of my favorite restaurants is the Drift Inn, right on Highway 101 as you come into Yachats. I made this sketch of it after breakfast.

Monday, December 17, 2007


Dunes, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

This is the view of the dunes from Old Town in Florence. The scraggly trees at the top of the dunes are sand pines.

St. Andrews Porch

StAndrewsPorch2, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

I made this sketch as a thank you card for friends who invited us to dinner.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Peace Harbor Hospital

Peace Harbor Hospital, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

11-05-07 I had some time off today so I made this watercolor of peace harbor Hospital. I sat across the street on a little hill with the sun warming me up on a cool autumn day. I tried to get the values right for this watercolor.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

U District

U District, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

On November 2, I went to Eugene for an ED meeting. Afterwards I went to the U District and browsed the Smith family bookstore. While I was waiting to meet Chad at Starbucks, I made this sketch of 13th Street.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Fiddle Creek

Fiddle Creek is a beautiful little valley running up into the mountains from the coast. I made this watercolor of it on my day off.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Toastmasters Club

10-12-07 I went to a Toastmaster's meeting with Katy. This was a competition between several Toastmaster clubs in our area. There were three humorous specches and three extemporaneous speeches. Katy gave an extemporaneous speech. It was fun watching how people learn to be better speakers. They'd love me to join but I have enough speeches (sermons) to prepare for already. Anyway, here are some pencil sketches I made during the speeches.

Chad's bedroom

While I was at clergy conference I slept on the floor at Chad's house. Motels are just too expensive! Chad just moved in a few weeks ago at the beginning of school, and he doesn't even have a desk yet! This is a sketch I made of Chad doing his homework on the floor.

Full City Coffee

10-10-07 We had Wednesday afternoon off, so I went to Full City Coffee and made a sketch.

Dr. Jim Lemler

From Tuesday through Thursday I attended the annual clergy conference in Eugene. All the priests and deacons in the diocese get together for fellowship and a speaker. Whenever I get together with clergy I find lots of egos and competitiveness and I have to work hard to manage my anxiety. Still, I enjoy meeting new people and making friendships.
This year our speaker was Dr. Jim Lemler from the Episcopal Church Center in New York. He's a brilliant guy and provided a lot of insight on leadership.

Clergy Conference

This is a sketch of the tables at clergy conference.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

St. James, Coquille

October 5, 2007. This is a three-minute sketch of St. James' Episcopal Church, Coquille, Oregon.

Deacon Bernie

October 5, 2007. I went to Coquille to a church meeting. Deacon Bernie Lindley preached at the Eucharist.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Chad's house at U of O

09-21-07 This is a sketch I made of the house in Eugene where Chad will be living this year.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


09-18-07 We went camping at Beachside State Park near Yachats for a couple of days. I made this sketch of Chad at our campsite.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Earthcare sketches

09-15-07 I made these sketches at the Earth Care workshop I went to today.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Siuslaw River View

09-08-07 Today I drove to an overlook of the Siuslaw River and made this panorama of the view.

Monday, September 03, 2007


09-03-07 I tried a self-portrait today while I was doing the long process of preparing for my colonoscopy.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Portrait of Michael

During a business meeting of the FloTones, I sketched my friend Michael.

Monday, August 13, 2007

St. Andrew's Porch

I made this pen-and-ink sketch as a thank you card.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Siuslaw River view

I made this watercolor while sitting on the bench on the Port of Siuslaw boardwalk. Pleasant cool morning with people walking by.

Corvallis downtown

This is a bigger view of the Corvallis watercolor

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Siuslaw Bridge stele

This decorative stele is a monument on the entrance to the north side of the Siuslaw River bridge in Florence.

Boat trailers

During the summer and fall the parking lot at the city boat launching ramp is filled with big trucks and boat trailers while the fishermen seek the wily salmon. I drew this on Saturday morning.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Doctor's office

This is a doctor's office on Ninth Street in Florence, late in the day as the sun is going down. I like the way the scraggly trees look.

Monday, July 30, 2007


LCC, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

One summer morning on my day off I sat and sketched the buildings of the Lane Community College branch in Florence.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Our house

This is a quick sketch of our house.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Our back yard

While waiting for the chicken to barbecue I drew this sketch of our back yard.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Starbucks guy

I sketched this old guy at a table in Safeway drinking his Starbucks coffee.

Monday, June 25, 2007


ElenaGrad7, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

This guy is a busker playing the banjo in downtown Boulder.


ElenaGrad6, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

Downtown La junta early in the morning.


ElenaGrad5, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

The Boulder mall.


ElenaGrad4, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

I made this sketch while we were sitting in church on Sunday morning.


ElenaGrad3, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

My mother's front porch.


ElenaGrad2, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

This is an old school in La Junta that's now used as offices.


ElenaGrad1, originally uploaded by billfulton2001.

People in the Portland Airport.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Cafe and trees

I sketched this cafe and the trees in my moleskine notebook.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

I drove Guy to Coos Bay so he could catch a ride to college with Angela. After I dropped him off, I made this sketch of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Coos Bay.

Monday, March 19, 2007

St. Anselm of Canterbury, Corvallis

We had a meeting at the student ministry building at Oregon State University in Corvallis. It's called St. Anselm of Canterbury. Later when I was in Corvallis I stopped by and made simple sketch (above), then after I came home I filled in the detail.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Siuslaw river marina

This skecth and watercolor are a marina on the Siuslaw River near Cushman.