Now that it is May in Seattle, and the sunshine is here, I feel I can reveal that I went to Florida (again) in February. Along with me came the sketchbook I made for my 2011 trip to the coveted tropics and warmth of the Sunshine State. Thank you cousins and friends who made both of these getaways possible. You know who you are!
Vacation started when I was high above the frigid Rocky Mountains. Out came the sketchbook, and with what I had on hand (favorite sketching pen and little travel set of watercolors) I freehanded the above logotype of my destination. Rarely do I take time to sit and play with letterforms, but what better time than at 32,000 feet and at the beginning of a vacation? It was fun.
In favor of simply hanging out, walking and shelling on the beaches, eating, and bike riding, and because my Florida days were fewer than last year, I didn't complete many sketches this time around. However, an inspiring and light-hearted day trip to the classic old resort destination of Marco Island (off the SW tip of the peninsula) with my cousins afforded the opportunity to record some of the things we saw and did. Please click on the image below to see a larger view:
To see and read the entries about Florida I posted in 2011, please click here.