Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sheriff's Deputies at Starbucks

Today I was working on class preparation at Starbucks when two sheriff's deputies came in. I always feel like a kid when I see law enforcement people. The gun, the badge, the starchy uniforms - I'm in awe of their authority. These two were big strapping young guys, and they carried themselves with confidence but not cockiness. They sat down at a table for coffee. I guess even sheriff's deputies need coffee.

I was impressed by how many people came up to talk with them. They're obviously very much a part of their community. I made a sketch of them and afterward one of them came up to me and asked about the sketch. I showed it to him and said I'd send him a copy. I hope it's not illegal to sketch a deputy!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

St. Paul's, Bellingham

Today I co-officiated and preached at a wedding at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham. Before the wedding I made this ten-minute sketch of the church interior.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Katy in her chair

Katy came home from her first day of teaching at community college and collapsed into her chair.The first day of teaching is exhausting. I made a watercolor sketch while she dozed.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Couple guys at the airport

Last Sunday I went on a very quick trip to Colorado for the burial of my Uncle Charley. On the way back, I made this sketch in the Denver airport.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The College for Congregational Development

This Friday and Saturday I attended the College for Congregational Development in Federal Way, Washington, and made these sketches. This is Dumas Centre, the retreat center where we stayed during the conference.
The first page of the sketchbook
Second page

Monday, September 07, 2009

Ted Kennedy

Tonight as a way of remembering Ted Kennedy, I made this portrait. He lived a life of many ups and downs but he really found his place when he decided to become the best senator he could be.