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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More jazz

blue nile club NOLA

As I club-hopped down Frenchman Street in New Orleans I stopped in a half empty club called the Blue Nile, which quickly filled up once this brass/percussion band hit the stage. I believe there were 7 musicians up there at once. Lots of energy. I was interested in the blue and yellow lights for some reason, […]

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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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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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