Sketchbook History Tour

1972 – 2015

The Unknowing Muse – A Short Story

The Unknowing Muse She is only the second knitter I have drawn. The first was in Colorado, or wait, it was in an auto shop here in town but I made mountains in the background and they looked like Colorado so I always think I drew her there.  Anyway, she definitely was...

The Ten Violinists

I draw in church. In recent years the violinists in the orchestra have been the ones facing me. As a result I have drawn them a number of times. Here is a selection.                    ...

The Friend on the Patio in Spring

The original drawing is available for purchase here My wife and daughter needed to go to Utica Square, an outdoor shopping center in Tulsa, after Church. I took the opportunity on a gorgeous spring day to hang out at Starbucks Coffee place patio and draw. As I walked...

The Poem About My Senses

The Poem About My Senses I have a poem in my head, Not fancy or complete. Actually pretty basic, mundane but pretty sweet. Don't know what it's all about, That's the point of it I think. But I know It's sort of funny, And includes the color pink. It includes the smell...

I Draw in Church – Four Violinists

I draw in church.  I used to draw the pianist quite a bit but then the orchestra got so big I am no longer able to see her.  Now I draw other members of the orchestra, most often the French Horn player and the Violinists.  They sit where I have a good view of them and...

The Filmmaker – Portrait of Britni

I had to go to the art supply store and decided that as long as I was all the way there I might as well get some coffee and create some art. I got my giant cappuccino and settled in to draw the woman at the window. She was deep into writing and I had a feeling she...

The Conversation – Final Drawings

The Napkin Drawing A few days ago I had a client meeting at Starbucks.  I stayed after it was over to drink the rest of my coffee and draw.  Two women were having a conversation close to me, one facing me, the other away, and it seemed I could get in at least a quick...

Sunrise at Starbucks

  I got up early on the day after the Dallas Marathon that Caitlin and I ran in.  Caitlin and Linda were sleeping in so I went off to Starbucks to draw and have some coffee.       The sun rose as I started to draw, hitting this woman who was studying...

Nissi at Starbucks – Sketchbook

  Yesterday I posted a napkin drawing of Nissi, who I met and drew at Starbucks while waiting for my car to be serviced. Here is the other drawing I did of her, this one in my actual sketchbook.     After I had finished the first drawing on a napkin I...

Creativity Coaching – Marla Selph

Creativity Coaching Part of my Napkin Dad plan for 2014 and beyond is being a Creativity Coach.  I have been an art and drawing instructor at the college level, have lectured locally and nationally on everything from Photography to 'Coping with Change', have been...

Sketchbook History Tour, 2010

The Sketchbook History Tour is almost to the present.  Next week we will be at 2011 and shortly after that I will have a whole new Sunday project! I like drawing the piano player at church.  She is angular, still, colorful and contrasting. The first 2 are from my...

Sketchbook History Tour, 2009

It's 2009 in the Sketchbook History Tour.  Only 2 more weeks and we will have traveled through time 39 years, from 1972 to 2011! Here we have 2 from 2009, both of them made up out of my head, just for fun. I like this drawing.  It makes me happy. I like this one too....

Sketchbook History Tour, 2006

I had an online conversation with an old high school chum this week about church. In essence, he hates the church and thinks it's evil.  He sees church-goers as being of one mind, one thought, one idea, one personality, one belief.  He wasn't discriminating between...

Sketchbook History Tour, 2005

I like this drawing a lot, with the woman and quotes, they make sense together I think.   This is me as the famous Parisian artiste toiling away in my garret with just my beret to keep me company. I saw her in church, briefly, and I liked her boniness. I drew from...

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