There’s something cool about giant clocks, whether on the side of a tall, brick tower, or at an old train station. Generations Park in downtown Meridian, Idaho has a clock tower and in the summer months, there is a giant fountain where kids play in the area here right behind the clock. At Christmas, this is where the giant Christmas tree is. This was my first attempt at watercolor pencils and like most things, you have the good, the bad and the ugly.
This is the Delma Ann, a crab boat in Florence, OR. Al Pazar has been a crab fisherman on the Oregon Coast since 1975. He has operated the Delma Ann since 1983. The Delma Ann provides plenty of crab for the Krab Kettle, a restaurant and seafood shop he and his wife run in Florence. How cool is that?
I sketched this very cool coffee shop in downtown Boise called Caffe’ Capri awhile back and someone saw it and asked me to do one just for them. So this is that one, and I added more detail and landscape and on a larger piece of paper than I normally use. I really enjoy drawing pics for people that are meaningful to them like houses and special places. It make this hobby a pleasure.
One of the blessings in Meridian, Idaho is Gino’s Italian Ristorante. Few things are as good as getting out of the car and smelling the garlic already filling the neighborhood! Year after year it is voted as the best local Italian Restaurant. There is so much going on here from the purple tablecloths inside to the fresh Basil growing out on the patio and the dipping oils will have power over you. Gino moved here from Naples, Italy with recipe’s from his Grandmother’s restaurant that opened in 1906 and is still open to this day in Naples. That’s where the family learned to cook and they do it well! Gino’s is a great place– better to have reservations than take a chance, and most likely Gino will come out from the kitchen and visit your table at some point to make sure everything is good.
Tickety boo!, so I had been fannying around with this Downton Abbey stoff, until me lady and I wre able to sit on our bums and woltch the full monty on DVD, on the telly in about a fortnight. I must say, I really enjoyed the plots, settings, the characters, the culture of the early 1900′s was smart. I wos somewhut cheesed off by the agenda being thrown in, but other than that, it was the dog’s ballocks. Cheerio and toodle pip!