I’m considering using the memo feature on my phone to post drawings.

This is the last drawing I did in my Palm Zire 21 before it stopped working and it will be the last post I make to this blog. I considered buying a used pda and continuing but I think it’s best to just move on.

This tree stump was drawn from Snails Crossing Park in Milwaukee.

From Snails Crossing Park.

Along the edge of Snails Crossing Park.


The last drawings in my Palm Zire were of the numerous trees that the city was preparing for removal.

This one was near Roverwest dog park.

This one was near Roverwest dog park.

One more from the Milwaukee Art Museum and its Santiago Calatrava designed building. One of my favorite spots in this building is the parking garage. The dramatic lines of the architecture upstairs are mirrored in the curved lines of the structure downstairs.

Garage 03-15_2 PM Parking garage 03-08 PM

I don’t think the white cars in these two drawings are the same and the views are different but I liked the way they lined up when placed next to one another. Not just the car but the lines of the garage ceiling as well.

The drawing in my last post was of the admissions desk at the Milwaukee Art Museum. After paying for admission a guest brings their ticket to the ticket taker. It’s the life cycle of an admissions ticket.

The ticket taker.

The ticket taker

After a year long construction and renovation period the Milwaukee Art Museum has re-opened its permanent collection. Actually that happened back in November but… it’s nice to have it back.

The admissions desk inside the Santiago Calatrava designed wing of the Milwaukee Art Museum

The admissions desk inside the Santiago Calatrava designed wing of the Milwaukee Art Museum

As I mentioned in my previous post, working with old technology can be a challenge, especially for someone who is not tech savvy. Last summer the two old computers that were compatible with my Palm Zire gave up the ghost. After finding a workable solution the Palm device itself is now failing. I’m not sure what I will do about it but I think it’s appropriate to continue with my Riverwest tree stumps.

Stump 5-03 PM

Working with this old technology has been challenging at times and none more so than this past summer. I’ve been using two old computers that were still compatible with the Palm software but this summer they both stopped working. Fortunately, with a lot of help from my wife Ariana I’ve been able to find a work around. How long it will work is anyone’s guess but I’m back for now.

Stump 5-57 PM

The roots of this tree had caused the sidewalk to heave quite a bit. Still, sorry to see such a large tree removed.

This past fall the city has been busy trimming and removing trees in my neighborhood. I was able to draw a few of the stumps, not as many as I would have liked, but…..

It’s been raining all day so what’s a dog to do. Mope around, sleep on a stack of pillows and sigh every once in awhile.

Sad Ellie on a rainy day 03-13 PM

Sad Ellie on a rainy day