Saturday, August 9, 2014

Living in Cola

A few weekends ago our neighborhood park hosted a film and tribute to one of our famous neighbors.  Stanley Donen grew up a block from the park and went on to direct several memorable movies with Gene Kelly, Cary Grant, and Audrey Hepburn.  Singin' in the Rain was shown on an inflatable screen.  About 200 people from all over town gathered on the lawn to watch.  I thought my kids wouldn't get into the dated film, but they loved it.  They particularly enjoyed Donald O'Connor's "Make 'em Laugh."

I work across the street from St. Peter's Cathedral in Columbia and took my lunch to the courtyard there to sketch.

Friday, August 8, 2014


This week we celebrated my daughter's 4th birthday.  Incredible how time hurls by.  I came across a few sketches I did on that hurried day four years ago.  We were so fortunate to have the care we did, and to have an uncomplicated delivery.  The first sketch below shows the complicated equipment needed for such a normal birth.  The caregivers made it look effortless, as they came and went, but it was still an amazing thing.

Waiting and looking out the window: