Monthly Archives: June 2016

Prepping for Tomorrow

The conference center where we are staying in France has very limited internet access. You have to go to an outside terrace next to a bar and then hope you are lucky and get a connection. This forces me to write … Continue reading

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Backlit Figure

Because of the light here in Porquerolles, I found myself continuing to work on conveying brights. This sketch began as a simple line and wash drawing that I changed many times using Procreate. I worked through many versions of this … Continue reading

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People Watching

Sketching people is a form of people watching and what could be a better subject for a sketch that marks the completion of my first year of blogging? Today is the anniversary of my first Deliberate Sketching post from 2015 and … Continue reading

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Stopping between Trains

We had an hour between trains in Toulon, on our way to Porquerolles, and made use of it with a quick bite and sketch at the Terminus across from the station. It was a slow point in the afternoon and … Continue reading

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Austrian Harvest

We had a long day of travel yesterday, from Budapest to Milan, passing from the plains of Hungary up and over the Austrian Alps and then down into northern Italy. As we drove we noticed farmers harvesting crops, which I … Continue reading

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Moonrise over Budapest

For our last day in Hungary, our cousins took us to Szentendre, a town known for its artists, museums, galleries and gorgeous location along the Danube River. We were charmed by the setting, impressed by the work of many artists … Continue reading

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Crossing Deák Ferenc Square, Budapest

Most days in Budapest we cross the Deák Ferenc Square in the Lipótváros area several times. It is a lively place where roads, metro, busses and people converge and an interesting place to sit, sketch and people watch- if you can … Continue reading

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Catching Up on Shared History

My husband was once a child in Hungary. His family, like countless others, was injured by forces beyond their control including World War II, the Holocaust, forced labor and revolution. All they wanted was to live and love within their … Continue reading

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Cafe Near the Music School, Budapest

This is a pen and watercolor sketch of a little cafe across a plaza from a large music school in Budapest.

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On the Balcony in Budapest

We rented a one bedroom apartment with a balcony for the week here in Budapest. The complex is made up of three buildings, encircling a central courtyard. It is wonderful to sit outside, four stories above the busy downtown district, … Continue reading

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