Delay

11:30am flight, wake up 5:30am, call Uber 8:30am, arrive at the airport 9:30am. Air traffic issue, delayed 12:15pm, maintenance issue, delayed 2:00pm, additional non-descript issue, delayed 8:00pm. Arrive 12:05am. Arrive at destination 1:00am. One of a few pages drawn while passing the time. What a day. Greg Betza 2019

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The Delicate Arch

The Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, it’s that beautiful orange-red rock formation on their license plate. I didn’t really know what to expect, and honestly I expected to be underwhelmed by another touristy landmark. Boy was I wrong. First, the 1.5 mile hike was intense, climbing nearly 500 feet. Out of […]

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Carlsbad Caverns NM

Hall of Giants, carlsbad caverns

I have been to a cave or two in my day, but nothing prepared me for what I saw at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico. WOW. The natural beauty, the fantasy, the awe. I really don’t have the words to describe it. Here is a drawing from the Hall of Giants, a series […]

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Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

I’ve been traveling and travel journaling as well. Here is a spread that I made at the Colorado National Monument. It’s an extraordinary place where “Towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama.” It’s not always on the radar when heading on a trip of National Parks, but I assure you it’s not […]

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Pike’s Peak, almost

Rocky Mountains illustration

So I’ve been spending some time out west and while in Colorado I attempted to “paint”, with crayons, Pike’s Peak. It was really a great day spent with my son drawing until the sun began melting our crayons right on the top of the rocks we were drawing from. That was fine, it happens. But what […]

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Max Groove

Max Groove

I spent a week in Kansas City, MO in July and made my way down to one of its famous jazz clubs, the Green Lady Lounge. On that night, performer Max Groove (not his real name ;)) performed his organ duo with a drummer (can’t remember his name :(). Great guys and great music. Greg […]

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Buena Vista

Louie's Ice Cream-Buena Vista Colorado

I’ve been traveling and keeping a small journal for the last month or so. Here is a drawing of a little town in Colorado called Buena Vista. It’s small but every shop either has very nice gifts and homemade items or really, really good food. There’s also rental shops for kayaks and surfboards, bikes, etc. […]

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Balanced Rock

balanced rock, colorado

I made this quick drawing at Balanced Rock in Colorado Springs, CO. Balanced Rock is well, a giant red sandstone formation that appears to be precariously balanced. People love to do “the pose” where they’re holding it up. It is beautiful though, wow.   Greg Betza ©2019

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Kansas

Kansas plains and cattle

I’ve been traveling cross country this summer and yesterday I traversed the plains of Kansas. Aside from a few cows dotting the landscape, not much to see. But there is something beautiful in the golden plains and the multiple greens of the crops. I tried to capture that here, and a few cows. Greg Betza […]

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Gaming

While spending time in Columbus Ohio I stopped in at an arcade/bar and did some drawing. It was fun to see all of the different people huddled together for the common social activities of gaming and drinking. Greg Betza ©2019  

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Cape Man

Man in a cape illustration

Happy Fourth of July. I didn’t have time today to find a more “suitable or patriotic” piece of art, so I’m hoping a drawing of a man in a cape will suffice. Enjoy the holiday fellow Americans! Greg Betza ©2019

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