Tuesday, March 13, 2007

venice part 1: a thousand miles/meals

The trip from North Carolina to Venice was a long one...28 hours to be exact. We had two layovers: 5 hours in New York, 5 hours in Prague. During the time spent on the plane, I do believe we ate nearly every hour on the hour. To be completely honest, this didn't really change that much once we were in Italy. Here's a sampling on my sketches from the journey overseas and a wrong bus stop.




Too bad my scanner doesn't like found objects nearly as much as I do.


I think Addie will like the fact that I posted her open mouth even less.

19 comments:

Bobby said...

Fun! Can't wait to see more.

Nina Johansson said...

Incredible drawings, as always. I´m looking forward to seeing more of this! And welcome back!

gabi campanario said...

these are fantastic, love everything I see in your blog!

shirley said...

I adore Venice and LOVE your style - with ink and watercolor washes. These were great - can't wait to see future installments. I was just reading an art magazine and one of the letters was a plea to the Editors to have one issue WITHOUT a painting of Venice. It is really sooooo beautiful.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Wonderful sketches, Suzanne, to commemorate a wonderful time.

E-J said...

Wonderful sketches, Suzanne! I like the inclusion of the "found" objects - the scan works really well with the airline ticket because your sketch seems to merge seamlessly with it.

littlemithi said...

Welcome back! Glad to see you had a good time - looking forward to more sketches!

wagonized said...

I'm loving the sketches, Suzanne! Welcome back!
The first one in particular gets my attention -- loved how you mixed it all. And i think your crosshatching with the color on the last one (the green building) is gorgeous.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh I'm so excited you are back! Can't wait to hear all about your trip! Well done for getting any sketching done - I never do! But I do eat and eat and eat...

These are really great already. Love the top one and the green building. Welcome home!

Deborah said...

Fabulous! Looks like you spend your time having a great time. Thanks for sharing your trip. Is there more to come?

suzanne said...

Oh yes Deborah...there is much more to come. Stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome home. However, while there is "no place like home" there is also "no place like Italy."

Linda said...

Oh, these are wonderful! I'm looking forward to future installments!

Laura said...

Wow, that's an incredibly long trip! These are so much fun, Suzanne!! More, more!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Wow, what fantastic drawings and what a great blog. I hadn't seen your blog before, thanks for posting the link on the edm yahoo group! :)

margaridacolorida said...

I love your drawings!

addon said...

the open mouth! worth it for just that, you've seem to have got exactly the way the muscles hang .. ho ho!

Michael said...

I like your notes and of course your drawing style is perfect for sketching people waiting at the airport. =)

gingermoggy said...

Good grief - that is a long flight!!! I can get to sydney quicker from here (London) :O) Your Venice memories are wonderful - What a great journal to look back into!
jules

Marce said...

Im in love with your work!! all of it, one of my favourites is the via p campialto drawing!! and how you work with the pen and the watercolor... excellent!