On my way from Spokane, WA, to Portland, OR, for a field trip with my students. I usually drive, but I figured out that flying actually costs the university less (because they reimburse you per mile when you drive), and it shaves about 2 hours off the trip. Not that I don't enjoy the drive - it's beautiful, especially through the Columbia River Gorge. But flying certainly gives you a different point of view, and it also allows for the obligatory time-killing in-flight sketch. That's Mt. Hood out the window to the left, as we were making our descent.
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.