Friday, January 31, 2014

South Beach

Staying in Ft. Lauderdale we took a day to visit Miami. The morning was spent on a walking tour through South Beach with all the colorful Art Deco Buildings most of us still remember from the TV Series Miami Vice.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Fleeing the cold

For years I have dreamt about visiting a friend who has an appartement in Fr. Lauderdale, Florida, during winter and finally it worked out that I could join her and her husband after christmas.
Key West was one destination on my wishlist and my friends agreed to this 5hrs drive. There were so many foto opportunities, even from the car.
Sombrero beach was one of our stops on the way. Nothing says vaccation better than palmtrees,
and turquoise water!
 Key West was as colorfull and fascinating as I had imagined it, even in torrential rain!

After a truely spectacular sunset and a dinner of ribs and Margaritas at Margaritaville (where else?) we walked back to the car to start the looooooong drive back to Ft. Lauderdale.

One of the things that I loved especially during the whole trip: sunshine, warmth and Christmas decorations.

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Yesterday the 42nd Worldsketchcrawl took place. A friend and I decided to participate and due to the freezing temperatures chose the Museum of Natural History in Vienna as alternative to our favourite place to sketch - the zoo. While walking through the exhibit we realised that the advantage of motives that kept a pose while we sketched was negated by the rather creepy feeling we could not shake. Next time I think I'll choose life models again.
 Fighting with perspective all the way. I think we will visit this museum again just because of it's magnificent achtitecture and the challenges it poses with all those grand stairways, cupolas and crossing hallways.
 Well, not only perspective of architecture poses a problem, but also the perspective of a circle aka teacup!
It was a fun afternoon and high time to get back into the habit of sketching (and blogging!) again.