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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Holiday Fun, Travel Sketch by Joan Tavolott

Happy New Year, everyone!
Wishing you a happy, healthy, artistic 2015 surrounded by those you love and those who inspire you! I would like to thank everyone here for their friendship, support, and encouragement. I love having a "Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens" family of friends.

Last week I took a trip up to Maine to visit family for the holidays. Part of the trip was by car ferry. I always sketch when I travel that way because there are so many interesting people and stories of life that you can observe. This man was using his time wisely and taking a short nap while the rest of his family (2 women...mother and daughter?) were off to the side a bit with one giving the other lessons on how to use her new cell phone.


  1. A great pose. Your sketching skills are so good, Joan I hope to sketch more in 2015.

  2. What a great start to 2015 and the new theme here Joan. Lovely sketch using your observation.

  3. Thanks Maggie and Ann. I've been trying to do more people sketches directly in ink like this.

  4. Happy New Year Joan! What a great sketch while on the ferry.

  5. Terrific sketch of this guy and his surroundings, Joan. Reminds me of our recent travels that included several ferry rides of many hours.


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