Monday, July 30, 2012

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

I went to a Dr Sketchy group last night, it was great! 'Dr Sketchy' was set up by the artist Molly Crabapple, as a reaction to the usual formal life drawing classes. Dr Sketchy makes life drawing sexy, fun and social. It was in a local bar, so we ate and drank beer by drawing. The actors from Portland's 'Trek in the Park' posed for us in costume all evening, so here are a few of my sketches (*Warning - they get progressively saucier!)
1 min poses
2 min pose
2min pose
2min pose



The final pose - 20mins - something terrible has happened aboard the Starship Enterprise!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


I will be putting my photos in a Flickr account, you can see them by following the link on the right hand side of this page. There are also some videos!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hiking to Wahclella and Elowah Falls

I went hiking with a lovely small group of people yesterday, up to the Wahclella Falls and the Elowah Falls, about 30mins out of Portland, it was wonderful! So so beautiful.
Me and Wahclella
Wahcella Falls seemed to have a magical light around, refelcted somehow, glowing! And so lush and green, trees abolutely covered in moss and lichen! Smelled wonderful :) And the sound of the falls were hypnotic!

Ellowah Falls - misty!
Rainbow in Ellowah

 The view from the top:

View from Washington Park, that's Mount Hood in the distance:
 And I keep seeing all these cool cars around the city!

I'm looking forward to some more hikes around Oregon and Washington, it's just so beautiful!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Some sketches..

..from the many outdoor music gigs here in Portland

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Some more photos of Portland :)

 July 4th! At the Blues Festival, so many people, and so many stars and stripes! I felt like the only Brit here...

 July 4th party, fireworks at a friend's house

 Back at the Blues Fest.

 Yay Bikes!

 Sandy River, floated down here in inner tubes :)

 Washington on the left, Oregon on the right

 Multnomah Falls!!!

Oneota Falls, treck up the river, climbing over logs and boulders

 Floating on rafts down the Clackamas River with some new friends :)

 My lovely shared house, the back garden :)

Union Pacific trains

 Panoramic photos of Portland town :)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

New bike!

I picked up a new, second hand, bike this morning! So took it for a spin around the city. There's a big loop of cycle path which runs along the east and west banks of the Willamette River, and across some of the bridges which should make it easy to get in and out of the city.....