first sketches in my new neighbourhood

part of lutheran church, north davis
Happy Easter! And finally, some sketches. I moved across town, a move which coincided with an extremely busy work period, all of which meant lots of tiredness and little time to sketch. Well yesterday afternoon, a week after moving in, I carved out some time to explore my new area of North Davis. After six years south of I-80 I am now looking at Davis from a different angle. This means I get to explore parts of town I never got around to seeing before. I started with the unusual building on the corner of Oak Avenue (not street as I said below) and Covell, part of the Our Faith Lutheran Church. It has a funny little lookout perched atop it like a crow’s nest. Well, why not? There is another one in the gardens, just sat there by itself. Mysteries of architecture.
lutheran church, north davis
More conventional is the main church itself, a little further down Oak. I drew the sign, then crossed the street to draw the building. There is the Moleskine spread below. Feels good to be back in the sketchbook! And there is a lot more neighbourhood to draw…
Lutheran church double spread
By the way, tomorrow (well it’s today now, Monday April 9th) is the fourth anniversary of petescully.com! (It is also seven whole years since the original one began, while sat in the basement of the Maughan Library on Chancery Lane) Happy blogiversary!

(And it’s also my little sister Lauren’s birthday too; Happy Birthday!)

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10 thoughts on “first sketches in my new neighbourhood

  1. anniespickns says:

    I think you’re going to like this change Pete. There are lots of interesting things to explore (sketch) around your new digs.

    Congratulations on your anniversary.

  2. Jon says:

    I used to live on Redwood Lane. I recognized your subject as soon as I saw it.
    Even though I live about 50 miles away, I still come to walk the North Davis greenbelt. You can walk for hours without crossing any streets. (well…one or two)

    • pete scully says:

      thanks Katherine! No, less than half the boxes open yet. Still getting new furniture, can’t wait till we’re all settled in properly. I really don’t like moving! But it’s like a stock check, you can see exactly what you have accumulated. I have a lot of pens.

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