Sketchbook Blog

Demolition Sketches

The church property where I work was once owned by the Oehlke family. The Oehlke’s purchased land and built a…

Sketching The Arb

Last weekend we had a wonderful sketchcrawl with Urban Sketchers Twin Cities at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (the “Arb”). Unlike…

Community Gardens

A few weeks ago, I was at Woodbury Lakes, an outdoor shopping area. I noticed signs for a community garden.…

Sketching Fountains

There’s something about moving water that I really like. It mesmerizes me, whether it’s waves, ripples, or cascades. I also…

Cactus Surprise

I love sketching in the summer for many reasons, and one of them is: Flowers. I like the colors and…

Holiday Sketches

Our Fourth of July weekend was nice. I had the opportunity to do a few sketches away from my house.…

Paint the Painter

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a workshop sponsored by Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. It was led by…

The Holy Smokers

It’s fun when you have some really honest-to-goodness barbecue! At the church where I work, our pastor started a group,…

Humor in Waiting…

I often do sketching while waiting for things to happen. An artist once said that often when you sketch, some…

Landmark Center

A historic building in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the Landmark Center. Last week, our Urban Sketching group went to Rice…