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Visual Journal Pages from San Antonio, TX

I intended to upload these journal pages from the second part of my recent Texas trip much earlier, but life got in the way.  The election results (which pleased me), full days at work and busy evenings all intervened.  So I'm eating lunch and uploading 3 pages at work so I don't fall further behind on my self-imposed schedule.

I went to San Antonio for a work-related meeting and loved the logo on the bags that were given to us with all of the conference materials.  We lived in San Antonio for 18 years and the design was very specific for the city. 


The colors of San Antonio are very bright, reflecting the Mexican culture, dancers, and mariachis.  The stage in the Convention Center was decorated with these sun umbrellas - that dot the restaurants along the Riverwalk - and I knew immediately that I was back in town.


One person was sitting at a table in the front of the meeting room on my last day and I was able to both draw and paint her without any comments being made by those sitting at my table.  


This was a fun trip - part vacation and part business.  My goal was to coninue sketching at least once per day and I did accomplish that.  Now if I can just catch up on the EDM challenges, I'll be satisfied.  When my life gets really busy, I'm afraid that one day without sketching could easily stretch to 2 or 3 - and that would make me unhappy....


Such nice sketches of a wonderful city, Shirley. I particularly like the lady at the table and the colorful umbrellas.

Great sketches shirley and I love your composition with the umbrellas...festive!

Love your umbrellas.....fun, cute, colorful!

Wow! You were flying over the umbrellas I see!!!! With or without wings????? What a great compositon.....hum...an very inspiring....I'll have to tuck that one away :) And isn't it great when you can just sit and sketch and be left alone? Very nice all around! I love San Antonio and can picture all the bright umbrellas along the river walk!

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