Sketching in Kalamazoo

Yup, my parents live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I used to, but I have been living in Maryland for quite a while.

This is a sketch from the Barnes and Noble Bookstore on Westnedge. I suppose it can’t really count as another sampling of my mocha, as it is still a Starbuck’s and tastes the same, even though I’m in Michigan.

wifi but no coffee

wifi but no coffee

Broke my sketch pen while sketching at a church picnic, so this one is in pencil. It is one of the four cats who live with my parents. This is Avery, a Maine Coon cat, showing you his ‘happy cat’ face.

Avery showing the 'happy cat' face

Avery showing the 'happy cat' face

This is a quick value study of early morning sunlight on the small cemetery across from the church where my father is a deacon. I should note that three people who saw the sketch were quick to point out that I had not included the dead deer under the tree in the foreground. I replied that I had not seen it. They stated that it had been there quite a while and was probably hard to see from where I was sitting when I sketched.

cemetery across from the church

cemetery across from the church

Back on the train to DC, this is an early morning sketch in the observation car, where one man enjoys his tunes.

early morning on the train

early morning on the train

And here is a man searching diligently for a signal on his blackberry while we travel through the mountains. He had the patience of a saint as he searched. And searched.

hunting for a blackberry signal

hunting for a blackberry signal

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