My time in the U.S finally came to a close earlier this week when I landed in chilly London. I had a great time out there and the final trip was to Sedona AZ, place of new age hippies and crystal worshippers! Stefanie and I had our auras read…they were impressively accurate! The photo is a good souvenir too.
Work is busy although I have a few jobs finishing soon so time to FINALLY update my animation show reel. It’s crazy for me to think back how much has happened in the past 12 months..this time last year I was in a pub in Dublin, just starting to get to know that fabulous city!
So web site updates to come soon and a few pictures (including one drawn on the plane) in the meantime.
Here’s another sketch from a trip we took further North in Nevada. We visited Goldfield (with it’s derilict, haunted Goldfield hotel and weird locals) and stayed over in Tonopah at the Mizpah hotel (also haunted, but very nice!) The hotel was renovated back to it’s 1920′s mining boom charm and the 5th floor supposedly has a lady in red wandering the corridors at night.
Either way, it was very cold the day of leaving, with a snow storm moving in over night and a low of -16 celcius ahead of us. So we drove down from the higher altitude to warm Vegas, glad to have the cold behind us.
This guy was selling his precious wares from a roadside wooden shack on the way out of Goldfield. He told us to tell our friends and bring them on a road trip out just so we can buy his stuff. ‘I don’t want them to stay!’ he said, as though we couldn’t wait to move to a ghost town with a handful of occupants and not a full set of teeth between them.
Anyway, he was a bit of a character and when he tried to get us to enter his SAW building I knew I had to add him to the sketchbook (it was a gallery of sorts with more of his precious junk on display, built from corrugated iron and rusty salvage).