Research trip to Glasgow, SCOTLAND

So, its hard to believe, but I will be starting my travels with my studio mates to Scotland tomorrow.  Europe again.  Who would have guessed I would be back so soon.  We are leaving on Friday, October 2, and will return to KC on Friday, October 9.

So for the previous Europe tour, I still have the cities of Barcelona and Paris.  So close to finishing it up, and I’d hoped that I would before leaving again, but well, that seems to be how it goes, always a step ahead in doing, and a step or two behind in reflecting.  The same goes with my sketchbooks from Italy, way behind on those.  They will be next after finishing up the blog, but its a different degree of reflection I suppose.

Of course I will be adding some of my summer travels to Portland and from around my home in central Kansas.

Then, eventually, Scotland reflections.

If you would like to learn a bit more about my studio, our project (a residential component to a special school), and what we are doing, check out our website below.  My friends and I have been doing most of the graphics, and the logo is my own creation.  Enjoy!

Our studio’s website

Hazelwood School Website

Below are some images of the Hazelwood School to give you a bit more idea of what we will be doing.hazelwood-school-in-glasgow-uk-by-gmad-1




London!_I could live here…

Our Spring Break began in London, flying in from Verona, Italy.  It was such a relief to understand the language, though it was a downside that our conversations were being listened to.  :)  We all really loved London.  I was so suprised that Spring was blooming just as fast in England as it was in Tuscany.  Our favorite area was Convent Garden, the location of the best Fish and Chips place we found and some great little pubs mixed with residential and shopping.  One of the greatest highlights of the trip was going to the Snow Patrol concert at the O2 arena.  The place was packed, and the concert was the best one I’ve ever been to.  The architecture and culture of London was worth the trip for sure.

Swiss Re headquarters by Norman FosterP1060882

Me and the Boys, Jim and JoshP1060870

New London City HallP1060888

“London Bridge”  not the actual one, but the fabled oneP1060892

Leaning Ball London full color

City ModelP1060918

House of ParlimentP1060931

Spring in on of London’s many public parksP1060964

Snow Patrol concert in the O2 arena.  Amazing concert!P1070024

The place was super packedP1070021

O2 arenaP1070047

Tate Modern, old hydroelectric plant


City View from Tate ModernP1070109

Parliment from Westminster gardensP1070147

Westminster AbbeyP1070138

Abbey Road, Beatles album cover (Jim, I, Josh, Sara)abbey road

London Eye                                P1070190



British Museum P1070269


Sculptures from the Partheon in AthensP1070302