As the Marianist Province of the US gathers in St. Louis this week,
here are 5 pages of sketches and notes from abz sketchbook journal 67,
documenting the 2000 Interprovincial Gathering in Chicago (June 29 – July 2)…
18 years ago!
Bus ride from Dayton, Ohio to Chicago
Opening liturgy with Br. Franklin Pao, SM (1935-2007)
Fr. Dave Fleming, SM talk
A gathering of Marianist artists during the 2000 Assembly:
Gary Marcinowski, Jim Roberts, Don Smith, Mel Meyer, Cletus Behlmann, Tom Suda,
Steve Erspamer (now Br. Martin Erspamer, OSB), Bob Resing (and myself)…
Br. Ray Fitz and Fr. Norb Burns joined us.
Yesterday, Br. Don Smith and I enjoyed a day of sketching
with the Austin Urban Sketchers Group
at the Pearl in San Antonio. The gathering featured a demo by Stephanie Bower.
Experimenting with color, shape, and line.
So starts year six of the abz paperless sketchbook journal blog…
Sketchbook 12 (20 December 1981 – 11 January 1982)
is devoted to a bus trip to Florida (from upstate New York)…
I made a visual checklist before departure.
from abz sketchbook journal number 11…
Purple hair people, from 23 & 24 November 1981…
enjoying the practice of drawing people from photographs in newsletters
Color experiments — with watercolor and color pencil.
I usually say to myself… “I wonder what will happen if I do this…” …and then I forget how I did it!