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Delays and Connections

Any seasoned traveler can perform ‘travel math’ computations.  ‘Florida summer weather pattern‘ plus ‘late night flight‘ equals ‘travel delay‘.  Luckily, I had my sketchbook and pen with me to help pass the time.  While my flight was delayed, I had the opportunity to sketch other people making connections.

Connecting with an iPhone



Connecting with an iPadImage


Connecting with another human beingImage







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Hands Down

I’m starting Spring Semester by examining the physical interpretation of ‘connection,’ and I can’t think of a more appropriate subject than the human hand.  Our hands connect us to each other and the world around us.  We use our hands to explore, create, and communicate.  A simple hand gesture can express excitement, approval, or rage.  The touch of a hand can deliver pleasure, comfort, or pain.  The more I think about it, the more I am amazed by the incredible, versatile hand.

“Thumb War”–  pen and watercolor


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Bring it on!

Spring Term begins in ten short days, and I’m gearing up for my semester of ‘Independent Study’.  I’ve been considering the concept of ‘connection’ as a theme to explore over the next four months.  It’s a broad topic with both literal and figurative implications.  In other words, it’s a theme that offers plenty of wiggle room.  Bring it on, Spring Term–I’m ready!

A page from my sketchbook


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Last night, I was sitting in my hotel room, checking my email on my phone, and marveling at the ability to stay connected through a device small enough to hold in the palm of my hand.  With a few taps of the screen, I was able to call my brother, email my dad, post a photo on my Facebook page, and visit my blog on WordPress.  The younger generations may take this incredible device for granted, but I grew up in the era of typewriters, corded phones, and busy signals.  I was around for the birth of the answering machine, the cell phone, the digital camera, the personal computer, and the internet.  I have great respect for technology and the gift of ‘connection’ it provides as I travel.  While I can’t predict what the future of technology holds, I know it will surely keep me connected to my friends, my loved ones, my art, my life.

“Connection”–a quick doodle in my travel sketchbook–ink pen and watercolor


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