|8/23/17 Marriott Courtyard, Beaverton|
When traveling or visiting with family (or other non-sketchers), it’s tricky finding time to sketch. After all, the focus of our gathering in Oregon last week was the eclipse, but our primary purpose was a family reunion. We don’t have many opportunities for my entire family to get together, so I didn’t want to miss too much time with them. Still, I’ve written before about how I’ve figured out ways to sneak in sketches when out and about with non-sketchers. I’ve gotten pretty good at balancing my own desire to sketch while not missing out as part of a group.
|8/20/17 Cherry picker in the Marriott Courtyard complex,|
The easiest way to sneak in sketches is to simply get up earlier or go out while everyone else is occupied. Staying in a Marriott Courtyard in Beaverton for a few days after the eclipse, I wandered around the hotel while Greg was still showering or others were busy and managed to grab a couple of sketches. At the Newberg house we stayed in together for the eclipse, everyone else scattered to explore the property (a horse ranch in the Willamette Valley) the first day, and I used the opportunity to sketch a panorama of the valley.
Tomorrow I’ll show a few more sketches I sneaked in while participating in family activities.
|8/20/17 A duck and a few geese in the parking lot.|
|8/20/17 View of the Willamette Valley from Newberg, Ore.|