Every time we go on a vacation, I make time to sketch simple, pencil drawings. I always promise myself that when we get home, I will continue to make the effort to find time to draw, only to have life’s ‘other’ responsibilities take over.
We were very fortunate to be able to get away this summer by renting a fully equipped RV Camper Van and driving to Grand Teton and Yellow Stone National Parks. The only time we found ourselves exposed to COVID-19 was when we ventured into grocery stores, something we would have had to do at home too. The rest of our time was spent camping in the open wilderness, hiking, and swimming in deserted rivers.
Being off the grid gave me the time, space and peace of mind to pick up a pencil and drawing pad. Above are sketches of some of my favorite moments in the mountains. I’ve also added sketches from last summer’s stay in the French and Swiss Alps – a time and place that seems so, so far away right now.