Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Up, Up, and Away..."



(Click on any image to enlarge...)
...A few recent travel sketches...
drawn lead free...
from my Illinois travel sketchbook/journal.
These were drawn on my lap
while awaiting
departure of our early morning flight
from Phoenix to Chicago
last week.
I love travelling with my sketchbook! :)
Watercolor
was added after I returned to Arizona.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent
on arriving.”
~Lao Tzu

18 comments:

Claire M said...

Ah - these are such fun sketches! They are a delight to look at!

studio lolo said...

I've always loved your sketches from a day in the life of Margaret :)

Mmmmm, that cherry croissant!

I had an emergency landing on US Airways once. I didn't fly for nearly 8 years after! I used to call them US Scareways! But actually the pilot did an awesome job of keeping us safe. He was just as frightened and he let us know after the fact. We all applauded when we landed!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I enjoy seeing travel journals. They are a blessing while "waiting" in the airports too. So colorful as are the people and sights seen while traveling. Did your toes get cold??

Sherry said...

You were back here? Very cool - in every sense! Your sketch makes the airport look look much more interesting than it usually is to me. I find myself sketching people absorbed in books and iPods, or sleeping. We're thinking about taking the Metra to Chicago Friday since the Art Institute is free this month. I always love trips to the city.

Janet Ghio said...

I really enjoyed looking at your travel journal pages. Great little sketches!

Teri C said...

Great sketches. Airports are just so fun for seeing the most interesting of human nature!

Marthann's Musings said...

Love the sketches. A break from Blooming Flowers !! They are great drawings. I love the foot in sandals in the one picture. Fun stuff.

Lynn said...

Your artistic talents blow me away!
These are incrediably good!
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Hey Margaret, I liked the way you left your spirals in the sketchbook images, made them feel so tactile and wanted to grab hold of and turn the pages!! Great use of colour for sketches and lots of intereting detail.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love these sketches. I have always wished I could sketch like this but mine turn into scratching messes. :)

EVA said...

You are SO talented Margaret!

I LOVE these sketches! What wonderful memories of your travels they make!

EWian said...

Liked the way you incorporated the tickets in your journal.

Ewian

Evelyn Howard said...

These are very nice - I really enjoyed looking at them. Happy Travelling Margaret.

nanke's stuff said...

Yes, these are really nice - besides well done, they're very interesting! Also, I love the quote at the end ... something everyone who flies should remember, given the state of airports these days! nancy

phthaloblu said...

Very well done!

raena said...

You keep a wonderful sketchbook! These are awesome!

Lynn said...

Your sketches are very impressive for being done at 5:00am! i can barely walk through the airport at that time of day, let alone be very observant. Your sketchbook is wonderful.

john.p said...

Great observations on the road. All types of things to decipher.