bits and pieces in pen and paint

Round the world again – and sketching along the way. Part 2: Southern California

Business has called me to travel the planet again. Starting with a seminar in London and ending with a global Quality meeting in California, I have spent three weeks bouncing from Australia to Europe to the U.S. And along the way I have tried to meet up with as many Urban Sketchers as I could. The first two weeks were spent in Europe (see Part 1) before travelling from Paris to San Diego.

An early Saturday morning departure from Paris meant a late Saturday afternoon arrival in San Diego, but not before a change of planes in Heathrow.
And a late Saturday arrival in San Diego meant being in time for a Sunday morning meet up with twenty-some SD USkers at the San Luis Rey Mission. We sketched in the peaceful cemetery, met to compare notes and drawings then had lunch together with a few of the crew.
Thank you Lydia for organising again, and Dominique for the ride. Here is a link to Lydia’s video of the meeting. 🙂

Then one more week of work, in San Diego and LA before heading home.

Happily, while transiting from SD to LA on the Amtrak I had time for a little sketching. So here is my sketch of one of my colleagues on the Amtrak train en route to LA Union Station,
Sion Amtrak
…and here is a quick sketch of the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where we stopped to take in the Hollywood atmosphere in the late afternoon.
Chinese theatre
Then home.

Another great trip to meet up with so many generous USkers. Thanks so much for your time and friendship.


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