Saturday, September 6, 2008

A Little More Astoria

Well, You know me and my grids! I prepped this page with some background color and the grids before we left the B&B for our own sketchwalk down to Pier 39. These were flowers I saw along our way. The purple smear and the blackberries are really the juice of wild blackberries. I also found a few sweet ones to eat.
We stayed at the Benjamin Young Inn with our hostess, Caroline. It was great! Lovely old home, good food and lots of laughs. One morning we had the most delicious scones and she shared the recipe with us. We had our coffee and tea in big china mugs every morning and evening.
We went up to the Column at the top of the hill. You could see down to the water and all around Astoria. It is a beautiful place. We looked through papers and magazines for collaging and I found "Soundings in Fathoms" on an old sea chart. Using a play on words I see it meaning, "Deep Thoughts"
My Sister and I went to Flavel House in town. It is a historical home and museum of Captain Flavel. I walked through the house and sketched things that caught my eye. I am particularly proud of the Mason and Hamlin Organ that stood at the end of the long hall. It was fun sitting on the floor in the middle of the hallway and sketching history.
Robert Bateman Sketchbook 6" x 9"
Ink and Watercolor


Teri C said...

What a fun fun trip! I love all these sketches and you are right, that organ is pretty awesome!

Misha said...

I do like the organ indeed. The flowers are so delicate, it is a joy to look at. How do you do to sketch them? Do you take it as you see these? They are so well observed.
Regards, Misha

mARTa said...

You do such great travel journaling! I just love seeing where you've been through your sketches. Hey, have you seen the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit yet? I'm hoping to get there this week and if not after my adventure trip. Let's try to get together this fall!

trailbee said...

Looks like you had a great time, rain and all.

Margaret Ann said...

Oooooh! What a delighful series of pages here...You've included such wonderful things in such a charming
and well composed way...Love love love the detail and heart you put into your work! :)