2012 sketching – a year in review

A year ago, I noted all the places I sketched in the year. What a great record of all the great sketching!

I thought I would do that again here.

Here is a list of all the places I sketched in 2012 (in random order)

Oregon: at work, at home, Bill Sharp’s studio, Seattle’s best downtown, SW 2nd & Taylor, Oaks Park skating rink, Silk, outside the Chinese garden, west moreland, the Hazel Room, on SE Hawthorne, Cha Cha Cha’s, Portland Memorial, Staccato Gelato, Portland Nursery Apple Tasting, Social Security office, DMV, Sound Grounds cafe, on the bus, at my in law’s house, in the car, at Yummy GArden, at Thai Lahna, barbur transit center, at the coast, Thai Bay in depoe bay, St. Honore in Lake Oswego, Peet’s coffee in Lake Oswego, Nicholas’ restaurant, An Xuyen bakery, Foster Burger, at a Peace Bike presentation, airport, mt. hood, Floyd’s, mocha express, fort stevens, rose parade, white eagle saloon, nw documentary’s home grown docfest, downtown Dayton, tom mccall park, I-84 east and west bound, Oasis Cafe, Jam Cafe, Appathaizing Thai Cuisine, PSU, Portland Action Summit, Ringler’s annex, by the willamette, moreland farmer’s market, kelley point park, bob’s red mill, Jade, La Carreta, st Johns Cathedral park, proper eats, wooden boat festival, in my car in oregon city, elk rock island, flying pig, se 13th, Dwaraka, Jantzen beach, produce row cafe, Bertie Lou’s, laughing planet, bipartisan cafe, biddy mcgraw’s, seven virtues, muddy rudder, clackamas county sheriffs office awards ceremony, Izzy’s, Pascale’s studio, costello’s travel caffe, vancouver children’s library, filming of a documentary, wilsonville pub, eastbank esplanade, mongolian bbq, on the back of a tandem bike, oregon berry festival, backyard concert at a friend’s house, chapman elementary, clackamas town center, david’s bridal, Henry’s tavern, astoria, Gregg’s office, Waldo Middle school, sidewalk out front of Saburo’s, Saburo’s, Johnson Creek, wong’s king chinese restaurant, Swagat, Columbia park, Nova tattoo studio, food carts on se belmont, rain or shine coffee shop, old town pizza, dang’s thai restaurant, pastini pastaria, stuck in traffic on se tacoma going west,

Montana: the road into the tri-cities,Kootenai creek, university of montana,
Idaho: McCall,
Airport to Seattle, Miami airport,
Dominican Republic: airport, santo domingo, parque colon, el beaterio, iglesia santa barbara, ruinas san francisco, cafeteria el conde, mercado modelo, Irie Lion, panteon nacional, Puerta del conde, calle el conde, Hotel Mercure, Samana, quintana bar, playa anadel, falafel, parque billini, plaza espana, butcher shop, meson d bari,

All but the red sketch book have been completely filled in 2012


some sketches in each book



Almost five sketchbooks, three states, two countries and a partridge in a pear tree…okay, no partridges, but a pig’s head in a butcher shop.



Life happens and blogging does not.

But I have been sketching since I last posted in March 2012!

Here are some random snap shots from my sketchbooks

the first few sketches are from an Urban Sketchers meet up in May. We met at Staccato Gelato in Sellwood



I captured Kalina sketching twice


we inevitably talk about Pete Scully when we sketch fire hydrants



a bridge





another view of the bridge to nowhere



drawing Tad at one of our many dinners




I went to Santo Domingo to attend the 3rd International Urban Sketchers Symposium!2012-08-16 20.42.27

Thanks to Orling for organizing it!

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it was hot, but fantastic. I enjoyed brushing up on my spanish (and even my french, thanks to our Haitian hoteliers!)

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capturing some daily living

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and a self portrait





grandad reading on Christmas day