Frenchman Street

I spent last night in and out of jazz clubs on Frenchman Street in New Orleans. Each club had a different vibe and a very different take on what most of them referred to as “New Orleans” music. As someone who loves drawing musicians it was so fun to keep changing up my approach as […]

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William

My 10-year-old nephew gave me a sketchbook for Christmas, so I drew his portrait on the first page and gave it to him. He was so cute: He held very, very still while I was drawing, but his eyes were just about popping out of his head to watch what I was doing. After I […]

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Christmas tree

Having a free day today I spent some time drawing our little Christmas tree. It’s only about 3 feet tall, but it works. I hope you’re all enjoying whatever holiday you celebrate and are taking time to relax and reflect over the next few days…   Greg Betza ©2019

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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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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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Windmills of the Netherlands

We didn’t want to leave Amsterdam without a visit to Zaanse Schans, which is a kind of historic park with twelve working windmills. While there, we learned that there are currently 1100 working windmills still operating in the Netherlands; during the pre-industrial revolution days, there were 1100 in the small area around Zaanse alone. I […]

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