with water praying and call of seagull and rook

boats, montereya boat at monterey
More of Monterey, California. I could spend weeks there just drawing boats, but these quick sketches were all I managed in the time I was there. We were at Fisherman’s Wharf, having seen the sea-lions lying about the rocks, and I was trying my ‘see how fast you can sketch’ style of rapid two-minute sketching while my son chased pigeons and seagulls.

monterey steam enginemonterey fisherman's wharf

If you ever go to Monterey and you have kids, I’d recommend the Dennis the Menace playground. It’s probably the best playground I ever went to. It was founded by the creator of Dennis the Menace (no, not that Dennis the Menace, but the ones we Brits simply call ‘Dennis‘, because let’s face it he’s nowhere near as menacing as our Dennis the Menace) One of the many highlights is the large old authentic steam engine they have, which kids can climb upon. Unless you’re a menace, of course.

2 thoughts on “with water praying and call of seagull and rook

  1. Jana Bouc says:

    I love these quick sketches! And I’m so happy to hear that the Dennis the Menace playground is still there. Visiting the playground is one of my most treasured memories from my own childhood and again when my kids were little. I remember a drinking fountain that was a lion’s head where you stick your head in the lions giant mouth to drink the water. Was that still there?

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