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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Five Copies for my Mother!

The cover is a detail from my sketch of a mosque in Istanbul.
Some of you may know that I taught a sketching workshop for design students in Istanbul last year.  I visited the city again three months later for the conference of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS).  I had a grand time sketching the city, and made some wonderful friends.  So, I was excited and honored when this Turkish landscape architecture magazine requested an interview to discuss drawing, design and creativity.  I guess I got kind of wordy (imagine that), because they came back to ask for more sketches, and made the interview their cover story.  The full interview is in Turkish, so I don't know exactly how my answers translated, but happily sketches speak an international language.

If you get a chance to visit Turkey, I can't recommend it highly enough.  Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean coast come together in wonderfully exciting place...high adventure indeed!
On-location sketches from the Parthenon and Lisbon.

Location sketches from Estoril, Portugal, Uchisar, Turkey and Notre Dame in Paris.

A tuk-tuk in Bangkok, and the famous floating market in Rajburi, Thailand.