It’s Sunday Sketchup time! Every Sunday I plan on putting up something I’ve drawn, in one form or another, on the blog. The content will be whatever has moved me during the previous week, and this may not always be travel-related.
Ever since Steph and I left on our trip, I’ve been slowly getting back to my roots in the fine arts. For years I was stuck behind a computer, working very little with my hands and even less outside of my office. As we’ve been moving around, the world has inspired me to concentrate on doing what I love, and what I love is to express my creativity. I love photography, and the blog has been a great outlet for that, but I also love to draw, and slowly getting back into the habit of sketching has been really enjoyable, so I thought I would share it with all of you!
About the Sketch
So, the last few weeks have been… well, stressful. We’ve run into some steep, unexpected expenses (not one, but TWO broken cameras) and had some highs, but also some rather intense lows in Cambodia. We’re in Bangkok now, and are feeling a lot better about life (mostly… we still have to replace my very expensive camera and fix or replace Steph’s less expensive camera) but all the stress and fuss of the last few weeks has left me a bit drained, creatively. I’m also working on some commissioned drawings for a reader (drawings of his adorable little dog, which I’ll post soon as well) so my workflow has been a bit cramped.
Whenever we hit rough times on the road, or one of us is sick or feeling low, we always talk about how much we miss our dogs, especially our big dog, Emmy Lou (pictured above), who is a master-cuddler. Without fail when we were back home if one of us was sick or sad or laid-up for any reason, Emmy would be at our side offering warmth and comfort. Though we wouldn’t trade our time on the road for anything, there sure are moments where we’d love to have our pooches with us, as it’s our opinion that they really do make everything better.
On a side note, I’m available for commissioned drawings, so if you like something you’ve seen, odds are I can make some magic happen for you.