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Sketches of a Rustic Town

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Sketching and drawing is one of my favortie pastimes. My husband James (he likes to sketch also) took me to an almost-ghost town in Texas, Patillo.

old store James

The old store with the cow skull, buckets, soda bottles, ice chest, old windows, feed signs and rustic demeanor was my favorite. I borrowed a stool to sit and sketch. I loved the door with the OPEN sign… tape and chalkboard for messages. Definitely it was not open on this day, and since no hours were posted, I’m not sure just when it might be open.

Open or Closed

It all added to the ambiance of horses grazing in the field and birds singing in the trees. Speaking of bird watching… a beautiful red cardinal was busy watching all that was going on.

Red bird watching

I have been keeping journals for over 15 years. My book ‘Art Journals and Sketchbooks’ tells my philosophy of keeping a sketch journal and gives dozens of sample ideas.

Suz sketching


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Zentangle #149

manholes tile b150

Suzanne McNeill CZT

manholes pattern b150


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