A little bit of Florida: Part 1

Happy 2022! I’m back and starting the year off with sketches from a recent family vacation. Our vacation started in a little corner of paradise where time slows down: Sanibel Island.

And if that weren’t fantastic enough that I was in this beautiful place, I got to hang out and paint with Shari Blaukopf, which made my time in Sanibel doubly special. This is what we sketched that first day. More chatting than sketching for me, I fiddled with this for an hour or so. A really nice gentleman asked me why I was sketching in a book. (as opposed to painting at an easel, I think, but he didn’t specify). Over my visit, I saw this turquoise color everywhere and came to think of it as the color of the island.

Later that afternoon I bicycled to the lighthouse and did a quick sketch while the kids collected shells in this little cove. It was a really bad idea to sit where I did without wearing bug spray. I have this sketch to show for my bites.

Lots more sketches coming up in the next few posts, But before I forget, here’s a post of my sketches from Florida (including Sanibel) from 12 years ago. I had a 2 and a 4-year-old with me then, which might account for how little I sketched on that trip. Still, it’s great for me to have these to look at and a good reminder that even the littlest sketch is better than none.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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5 Responses to A little bit of Florida: Part 1

  1. jankto says:

    Thanks for linking your trip from 12 years ago. I’m a fairly recent follower and love seeing how your style has changed.

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  2. Great memories, especially since we are now back in the cold. Love your palms!

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  3. Tina Koyama says:

    Wow, your sketching style was so different then! Thanks for the blast from the past!

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  4. Mary Lou Peters says:

    Love Sanibel and your sketches!

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  5. natblu522 says:

    Appreciate seeing your post from 12 years ago. I have a 2 and 4 year old now, and trying to sketch more regularly, so inspiring to see what you accomplished with littles in tow.

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