Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Momocho Mod Mexican Restaurant

I have been to Momocho several times, and the food is always great. I highly recommend that you get a plank of guacamole with their fresh chips. I also recommend the smoked trout and the pepita crusted trout (I'm a sucker for seafood when I go out to eat). In fact, I suggest the guacamole with blue crab as well.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sketch Crawl Saturday October 1st

Come join us as we sketch at Cleveland's Rockefeller Park Greenhouse.  The forecast for Saturday is rain so we can sketch both indoors and outdoors if the sun is shinning,  we will meet at 10am.  Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

More Medina

These are the three moleskine sketches I made while visiting the Medina Farmer's Market last year in June. It was a beautiful day and I took advantage of it. The second sketch is of the gazebo in the center of the square.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Medina Town Square

I visited the farmer's market in Medina this morning, and afterwards worked on this sketch on toned paper. Medina has one of the best farmer's markets going, and it goes without saying that their town square is outstanding. Quintessential small town America. As I started to sketch, the sky started to clear up and the temperature was in the low 60s. People were walking around all happy with their fresh produce, and a great blues band played on the gazebo. A fantastic morning.

I have a couple sketches from a year or two ago of Medina's square that I'll post in the near future.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Apex Academy

This it the view directly under my living room window, just across the street. I can see all the way to the lake from this window, but that was just a little too much to tackle in my Moleskine sketchbook.

It's been so rainy and overcast the last week or so, that it's made it difficult to be outside drawing. The next best thing is to draw outside my window. There's a lot to see out of the living room and bedroom, so this is a good way to get some sketches done when the weather is bad outside.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Idea Center at Playhouse Square

This is the Idea Center on Euclid Avenue near Playhouse Square. It houses our PBS station, and although it is a minor part in this sketch, has a really cool sign along the left side of the building. I went Sunday afternoon to draw this building and to listen to the jets fly overhead from the air show, and I didn't realize how interesting the buildings facade really is until I sat and started to draw it. Was a lot of fun, though I probably didn't capture the best news on the scrolling thing above the bottom windows. Not a lot of activity going on around this area this morning, but I got the sketch in before it started to rain again.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Cleveland Air Show

Airshow-Plane by Maroonic
Airshow-Plane, a photo by Maroonic on Flickr.

We picked a brutally hot day to visit the Cleveland Airshow -- 90 degrees out with not much shade and reflective heat beaming up from the tarmac. After we toured the planes (the Continental/United plane had full air conditioning!), we strolled over to watch the show. We took shelter on the edge of the runway under the wing of this small plane. The wing prevented us from looking straight up but we had a great view of the school bus shooting jet-fueled flames!