Honfleur

Here is a drawing made in the port town of Honfleur, France. The building is the Saint Etienne Church. You can read more and see more from my trip here: https://www.studio1482.com/armchair-travels-honfleur/ And check out Studio 1482’s other Armchair Travels… Greg Betza ©2020

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Iris 2014

Having so much time these days I’m sure you find yourselves looking into the past. Whether through your memories or through digital files, and sometimes we stumble upon something we had forgotten. Such is what happened with this drawing from 2014. Greg Betza ©2020

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Holding Strong

Part of staying close to home has been the realization that so much happens when you aren’t really paying attention. The number of bird calls I have discovered echoing through my neighborhood grows by the day. I also have noticed, just like watching a pot boil, that one should NOT watch grass grow. Nothing happens […]

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Grand Junction

Last August my family and I spent a week in Grand Junction Colorado. I had never heard of the place, and though I had an idea of what Colorado would be like, Grand Junction did not fit what I had in mind. It is much more “Utah”, much more desert and what you may think […]

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New season

Spring is upon us…and I’m sure I speak for you all when I say it feels quite different this year. Instead of bursting out of our homes to enjoy the warmer weather, blossoming plants and blooming flowers, we’re shut in, afraid to breathe the fresh air, especially if anyone is within 6 feet of that […]

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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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