Got a new Moleskine (pocket-size) a few years ago, and after doing just a few sketches, I put it on a shelf in my office and got busy with other things. But I'm going to try to develop this SketchBlog, and this seemed like a fine way to begin. So here's the first sketch from that book, a quick pen and colored pencil view of my old office, completed January 31, 2006.
I teach architecture at the University of Idaho - design studios, architectural graphics courses, and a professional practice course. One of my passions outside of teaching ... and music, and plants, and mycology, and ... is observing and understanding the world through sketching with various media, such as pencil, pen, charcoal and watercolor. Passing along the same skill and interest to students is a goal I've pursued through my teaching here in Moscow, Idaho, and through an 8-week study-abroad program in Rome each summer.