Thursday, September 23, 2010

On The Arkansas

Well, it's 1 a.m. and I just got home from a business meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. Figured what's a few more minutes of no sleep in order to post the journal entry I sketched while I was there.

A couple of my peers recommended the river trails built along the Arkansas River in Little Rock. Drove to Murray Dam and Lock and spent the time until sundown walking this great trail. The city built a HUGE bridge for pedestrians over the river and lock system. As if that wasn't enough to gawk and sketch, a crew was repairing the shoreline rock, right under the bridge! I had a front row seat, as did the dozens and dozens of citizens coming out to walk/bike/run/photograph on a nice full moon evening. This was a jackpot way to spend time away from home. I pulled out my sketch gear and got busy.

4 comments:

raena said...

I bet it felt good to have a little time to get a sketch in before you came home!

john.p said...

You got that right! When I'm at home I always feel a little guilty sketching because there's always so much 'real' stuff to get done. In business travel it's a nice way to spend time that doesn't interfere with home responsibilities.

nanke's stuff said...

How cool! This is both an interesting post to read, and a wonderful drawing to study. Well done! nancy

Barbara said...

You got me curious about the pedestrian walk so I googled it. You're right, it's quite the construction and looks like it would be oh, so fun to walk, run, bike along.