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September 18thy, 2012 – Socrates Cafe Sketches!

by on Sep.18, 2012, under Cartooning, Sketchbook

A Socrates Cafe is a group that gathers and talks issues for a couple hours. I attended one today and, as usual, sketched the ideas we discussed. Here are a couple pages from the sketchbook.

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August 25th, 2012 – Community Meeting Sketches.

by on Aug.25, 2012, under Illusration, Sketchbook

These sketches are from a community meeting about water issues I attended this past Wednesday. I stood in the back, which will explain why I have sketches of people’s backs. Below is a photo from my vantage point.

To the left is Dr. Bob Knight, of the University of Florida, who spoke at the meeting.








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August 11th, 2012 – The Ham Fairy!

by on Aug.10, 2012, under Cartooning, Sketchbook


During the always creative onslaught that is The Charliebear Show, an internet program on website Justin.TV, the idea of a Ham Fairy was conjured up. Not sure why, but that is the fun, isn’t it? It is also inspiration. So here is the Ham Fairy cloaked in bacon strips delivering hams to all good little boys and girls.

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May 18th, 2012 – Sketches from the Pasco Co. Historical meeting!

by on Jun.01, 2012, under Florida History!, Sketchbook

Professor and author, Susan McManus was the guest speaker at the Pasco County Historical Society Meeting. As she spoke about her new book and showed slides, I sketched various buildings shown as fast as I could. A page of sketches is above with McManus in the center. Her new book, ‘Going, Going…Almost Gone’  is a continued history of southern Pasco County around Land O’Lakes and Lutz.

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April 23rd, 2012 – Sketches from the Child of the Sun Jazz Festival

by on Apr.23, 2012, under Sketchbook


Was at the 25th annual Child of the Sun Jazz Festival in Lakeland, Florida,

this past weekend. Here are lots of sketches I drew while there.




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March 21st, 2012 – Orlando Remembered and sketches.

by on Mar.25, 2012, under Florida History!, Friends, Sketchbook


Was at our Orlando Remembered meeting on Wednesday. Here are sketches I made during the meeting. Below is a photo of some of the gang during our meeting. From right to left: Chariman Bill Milligan, Bob Buck, Betty Bandy, Hillis Bandy, Robert Serros, Claude Hunter, Claude H. Wolfe and Steve Rajtar.

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January 23rd, 2012: Dual Sketching!

by on Jan.24, 2012, under Cartooning, Sketchbook

Terisa Glover and I crossed pens across the sketchpad while at dinner at Palace Pizza in Downtown Lakeland, Florida. Each adding a piece and passing the pen to the other. Above are the results. i should mention part of this has to do with Terisa’s dog, Sparky, slurping many a spaghetti noodle served to her.

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January 17th, 2012: Socrates Cafe Sketches!

by on Jan.20, 2012, under Sketchbook

The Socrates Cafe discussion this month included asking what the pop phrase “Epic” means, ethics and personal information, knowing oneself and asking what “mercy” is.

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January 18th, 2012 : Orlando Remembered!

by on Jan.20, 2012, under Friends, Sketchbook, What\'s New?

Attended the Orlando Remembered meeting on the 18th. Above are sketches. Page 1 is of Bob Buck and Betty Bandy. The second page has Steve Rajtar, Leon Handley, Grace Chewning, Joy Wallace Dickinson and Hillis Bandy.

Below is a sneak peek at the meeting!

Our Chairman, Bill Milligan, and secretary, Grace Chewning, discuss Orlando Remembered business.

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January 12th, 2012 – Hiking and Sketching!

by on Jan.14, 2012, under Florida Outdoors!, Sketchbook, What's New?

I joined the Thursday morning hiking group of the Florida Cracker Chapter of the Florida Trail Association for, what turned out to be, a strenuous 6 mile hike through San Felasco State Park. There are many more photos at the Swampy’s Florida site. You can see those by clicking here.

Along the way I got some sketchin’ done, too. Not as much as usual. Below are a couple of the slight scribblings I made along the way.


While hiking it’s always good to be prepared for emergencies by carrying a well stocked Pez container!

We found ourselves in an empty bed of a cypress swamp.

This should be under at least some water. Below is a lonely cypress knee.

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December 20th, 2011: Socrates Cafe!

by on Dec.20, 2011, under Sketchbook

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