Sketch book study part ONE ~ Art progressions

 Works in progree / behind the scenes….the sketches…


Fall 1994 trip to New York to see the Grateful Dead. (Yes, the Dead JAM!!!)

Living in the car, in a garage RAGE-ing with some fun folks from all over… dream, sketches…











  1995. Middle of college, I took a year off. I went on a road trip with Steve and Chris.(Good choice for travel buddies) First stop; Arkansas…this is a sketch done in the back roads on the way….

And, the first day we drove up high with the tree tops… (and, it was scary to get out on some of those roads!)

Day 2 of 30 (plus) day trip…

We crashed our car in the town of Ozone, in the Ozark mountains. (Right next to a “KKK adopted a high way” sign…eerie..)

According to everywhere we went in the town; “We are the folks from Michigan, who crashed their car in the Ozark Mountains, and are staying at the” E-cono lodge.” (Spoke with a southern draw; of course.)  Later we noticed (by looking in the phone book.) we were in a town that was a major plant for testing some kind of chemical explosion-able thing, and the first page noted the EMERGENCY escape route. Um…yes…we knew we needed out. We purchased a ’85 Escort in the town. And, thanks to Randy (Randy was the man, who at 9:00 am, on a Sunday morning, the local police officers who were helping us RIGHT after we crashed (and destroyed) the car; the police officer said Randy would drive us safely to town. I guess the officer did not notice the empty beer cans in Randy’s car, or even that Randy was having his morning beer, on Sunday at 9:00 am, while driving down through the mountains in a snow storm…Luckily we did make it to the “E-cono Lodge“…. Um….So, a couple days later, Randy helped us register a new car in Arkansas so we could get the hell out….

Made it to the Guadalupe’s… this is where I harvested most of the crystals I have today…


Hanging out at the Tucson Arizona rest stop on the way up a mountain….

We did make it up, and we climbed

the sunset

During all of the driving around I did some doodles in the car….

That is PART ONE of the sketch book study. I published this at my old blog at Myspace, but it is not easy to find, and half the time you can not even open it, so, I re-wrote, and published it here.

I am working on Part two, hoping to have it up here by the end of the week….


Ebay is happening, and the Etsy sale ends SOON!!



***Art is a life time commitment….


3 Responses to Sketch book study part ONE ~ Art progressions

  1. Angie Garren says:

    Glad you put it here, too. I always enjoy traveling through time with your sketches and the stories that surround them!

  2. hi sheila,
    nice sketches.. inspired me to take a look at my sketch book again 🙂
    i used to draw some sketches also… years ago
    tks for sharing,

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