Travel sketchbook

Sketches and observations from my trips outside the Seattle area. ***Section Under Construction***

Lunch special at Great Wall Mongolian BBQ in Vancouver

Denman Street in Vancouver’s Coal Harbor district is packed with Asian restaurants. Great Wall Mongolian B.B.Q. has something that gives it an edge over the rest: a bay window facing the street that allows passersby to see how the food…

24 hours in Rome

An overnight stay in Rome is enough to get a couple of sketches done.

Back to my old stomping grounds in SoCal

A recent family vacation in Southern California included a day hike in Joshua Tree National Park and an evening dinner at a nearby In-N-Out, a very popular burger chain that you can only find in California and a few other…

Quick impression of São Paulo

A passerby took some photos of me while I sketched at Avenida Paulista and emailed them to me within hours. How nice is that! That gesture from a complete stranger left me with a great memory of my short passing…

35 hours in Rio de Janeiro

My stay in Rio during my recent trip to Brazil for the Urban Sketching Symposium was very short, just about 35 hours, but quite memorable nonetheless. Here are some moments I recorded in my sketchbook. Exuberant locals strutting down the…

Summer of Seth

Family and friends rarely visit us in Seattle. Most of them live just too far away, either on the East Coast or Spain. But this summer, we hit the jackpot with a special guest. Our nephew Seth, a 19-year-old journalism…