Family Pictures

[by Fred Lynch near Boston, Massachusetts] A project I’m currently working on is researching my immigrant ancestors and drawing at the places where they lived. It combines two hot topics of contemporary American times: immigration and genealogy.  Often the records I find resemble the immigrant ancestor’s house that stood before me in this picture—far from […]

Making my own souvenirs: three days in the Holy Land

[Guest post by Jonatan Alcina Segura in Israel and Jordan]  I can’t choose when I should travel, that’s a matter of low-cost airlines and their low prices. They decided this time that I go to the Holy Land. In January, I visited Israel and the neighbouring country of Jordan. My travel had a duration of […]

Roman sketches, first days of the New Year

Not much to report from Rome in the new year apart from that the beautiful city and it’s ruins are still standing on. On a more serious side, it was a pleasure to rediscover the beauty of Watteu’s trois crayons technique- involving just three colours. The discovery seriously lightened my sketching gear and allowed for […]

Tea and Ruin in Fethiye

I have been scannerless ever since I moved downtown, and have a book of sketches that I have been hoarding. I hope to remedy the situation soon. Finding a good scanner that isn’t a junky scanner/printer in Istanbul is not an easy feat, and having been swept up into the insanity of a new school […]

Veterans Hospital Ruins

Veterans Hospital Ruins, originally uploaded by Cathy (Kate) Johnson. I’ve been feeling like urban sketching, lately, and urban ruins fascinated me. This is what remained of our old Veterans Hospital as of last weekend…more of it is gone, now, along with the snow. It became the Job Corps Center decades ago, along with the rest […]