Travel Journal: Colorado & Iowa

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in travel, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

We just returned from a whirlwind month of travel to Chicago, Detroit, Colorado and Iowa! But don’t worry, we’re taking off again in a couple of weeks for Georgia, Florida… and maybe New York! We’ll see about that last one…

Chicago and Detroit were for just for fun and arts research with Mom&Sue (we got to see BOOK OF MORMON, which is amazing, by the way!). We were visiting artists in Colorado for a week at UC Boulder with Melanie Yazzie. Then, we made a brief visit to Anderson Ranch to see Johanna, Fort Collins to visit with Stan Scott, and nearby Windsor to see Blake’s Uncles Darin & Kendal and their families. Then, we took off for Iowa to see more family, eat fair food at the Sturgis Falls Festival, and run a 5k. Woo!

In addition to continuing work on my Facebook Profile Pictures Drawing Project, I also completed a variety of other doodles in my sketchbook over the course of our travels. These first ones are studies from Calendar covers at a Detroit Barnes & Nobles Bookstore where we spent time waiting for Mom&Sue’s flight.

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Above left and below are some car doodles on the long drive through Kansas on our way to Colorado. They include roadside doodles as well as a drawing from a Chicago Art Institute brochure/map.

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Below: American Roots with LaLa Brooks! And more drawings of cars and trucks we passed on the Interstate.

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Above are some drawings made at Melanie Yazzie’s house: coffee, Rocky Mountains, cactus, dish soap, and little knickknacks. Below, more details and random doodles.

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

You can’t be in Colorado and not check out some breweries! We went to Avery with Melanie and Odell with Stan.

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Above: Melanie’s drawing done at Indian Peaks Wilderness (with my watercolor coloring.)

Below: Melanie’s Tea Service at Huckleberry’s in Louisville, CO.

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

Composition Notebook Sketchbook

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Composition Notebook Sketchbook

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