Sunday, January 08, 2006

An Evening in Galena


Today we drove to Galena and had dinner, took a long walk in town up and down the hills, had dessert and drove back home. It was a little crazy to drive so far just for dinner probably, but we had such a good time. Galena is so beautiful and the land so different from the flat lands we live in that we always feel like we've really had a get-away. This drawing is by Galena artist Carl Johnson, Jr. He has a gallery of his work on Main Street-if you get to Galena, check it out.He has wonderful watercolors. This stairway is one of the ones we climbed tonite!

We had dessert at a tavern where they put butcher paper and crayons on each table for the diners' amusement. This is the couple who sat across the room from us. I pasted it into my Moleskine when I got home.

8 comments:

Shelly McC said...

This is great. What a cool Idea!

Lin said...

Lovely photo -- and I really like the sketch you did on butcher paper. I too do the same thing ... I"m always pasting SOMETHING in my artbook since I find it too obvious to carry everywhere!

Ratlion said...
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ratlion said...

Bravo! :) And great job on the drawing...
-Ratlion from EDM

Lauralyn said...

I did this once with my daughter, we drew everything on our table, but I didn't think to save at the time. Good drawing! Sounds like a fun night!

Kathleen Marie said...

That is so much fun!

Terri said...

This is a GREAT sketch and what a great idea that restaurant is on to. This is a lovely momento of your evening out. Hope the meal was memorable too!

Jill said...

looks like you had a great time! we do this at garfields where it is provided, but since we almost always travel w/ a toddler -- we can color anywhere and get away w/ it. yesterday, raven and i colored in church and later she colored on the right journal page while i was "trying" to draw on the left! quite an experience to juggle a toddler, watch a movie and try to draw at the same time!

loved your spontaneous drawing -- so keep it going! and keep us posted!!!