Jersey Shore Sketchbook – Dunes & Tunes

Here’s another photo-and-sketch collage, put together from a trip to Lavallete, NJ last weekend. Nothing goes with dunes like tunes and no tunes go with the beach like the Beach Boys.  This is the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote. In his own words: “Back in 1961, I’d never written a song in my life.Continue reading “Jersey Shore Sketchbook – Dunes & Tunes”

Shenandoah Sketchbook

One hundred years ago today, August 25, 1916, Woodrow Wilson signed The Organic Act which created the US National Park Service within the Department of the Interior. There were 35 National Parks at that time, beginning with Yellowstone National Park, which was established on March 1, 1872 by Ulysses S. Grant “as a public parkContinue reading “Shenandoah Sketchbook”

Sicilian Sketchbook #3 – Agrigento

The third and final installment from my Sicilian sketchbook comes from Agrigento in the southwest of Siciliy, home to the Valley of the Temples. It’s two months since we left and the memories, the feelings of calm and joy, are already starting to fade. But the temples, dating back to the 5th Century B.C., aren’tContinue reading “Sicilian Sketchbook #3 – Agrigento”