Friday, September 21, 2012

Travel and Flight Patterns

Jamie Fingal, checking in.  I flew to NYC this month to visit my daughter, attend a quilt event and spend time with friends.  I picked up this Moleskine Journal at the Strand bookstore, which I could have spend endless hours in.
This Moleskin is rather unique in the way that the pages are set up, like a story book.  Perfect for drawing little pictures of things on my trip.
We sat in Bryant Park one afternoon, and the leaves in the trees were all so beautiful.  We also drank alot of really good coffee.  The patterns in the objects just bounced into my head when I drew them.  I think the patterns add alot of zing to the drawings, not just the objects, but around the objects, as well.

Patterns in carpets, wallpaper, signs, textiles, trim, etc.

At the airport, the trash cans had great patterns of reflection on them.  The seat controls for the audio, dreaming about trim from the stores we visited, and the upper lights for reading on the plane.  Drawing always calms me, and flying in a rocky airplane, in the rain - from NY to Houston, helped me immensely.

My flight from Houston to Orange County, had a lot of turbulence, as well, so I opened a new page.  I was surprised that all of the seats were leather, so I had to document that. It was a fabulous trip, and now I am glad to be home!


  1. Lovely sketchbook! I wish all my sketches looked like that. I could never show my sketch book. Too messy!

  2. Thank you so much! To make you feel better, my main sketchbook is a mess of ideas, drawings, notes, photos, etc. I liked this format, because I had a rectangle in which to draw. Make time for art!

  3. I love all your patterns, Jamie! I adore these sketchbooks that we found in the Strand.

  4. Great work! I sketch on the planes too- it IS so calming!

  5. Great work! I sketch on the planes too- it IS so calming!

  6. I love your sketches, glad your home too!


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