Tom and I took a test run yesterday, preparing for our upcoming road trip.
It’s amazing that there are still roads near home that we have not explored. Tom sat in the passenger seat and acted as timer. I drove. I attempted, and succeeded, to find roads we have not traveled before. After driving for fifteen minutes I searched for a safe place to pull over, park the car and pull out the two chairs from the trunk. For the next fifteen minutes I worked in my sketchbook as Tom wrote a quick horror story. Then we moved on.
The second stop was a wide spot in the road beside the ruins of a curved-roof barn and a silo buried in vines and hidden by trees and brambles.
Our last stop found us on the Main Street of Hackettstown. I think the timer was hungry and thirsty. It appeared to me that it was a very short fifteen minutes of sketchbook time.
We ended the trip with a stop on the other side of the mountain at the Long Valley Brewery Pub with a pint and a platter of food…. a successful trial run for the road trip.
Sketchbook drawings – drawn with a fountain pen in a sketchbook made from rejected watercolor paintings. I applied watercolor using a waterbrush and my half pans stored in the Altoid tin. Not enough time to apply color to the last sketch.