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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

DOM, Diocese of Monterey, St. Vincent dePaul Church in Davenport, California

The church building is standing at the end of the Davenport Avenue in the town of Davenport.  Built from concrete and cement supplied from the Cemex plant just north of the town, the church has stood since 1914 and was also apparently a subject of a photograph by Ansel Adams...have not found the image in my interent search...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

post it note sketches unbuilt and a quote from John Singer Sargeant

you can draw and sketch on many surfaces, and sometimes the closest thing within reach will do when you are ready to sketch an idea before it flits away...another sampling of small sketches done on post it notes with red pen... unbuilt...

"You can't do sketches enough.  Sketch everything and keep your curiousity fresh." 
John Singer Sargeant

Friday, May 16, 2014

design sketches for unbuilt project

a set of design sketches, red ink on yellow post-it notes, for an unbuilt project in California...

Monday, May 12, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rotunda building, napkin sketch

The beautiful Rotunda building in downtown Oakland, a historic landmark and great example of a restoration and transformation project.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Super Meeting at Gensler in Denver, Constellation of Stars

Great meeting with the Gensler crew at the Inverness Lodge outside of Denver, CO... Top drawing shows a view of Diane Hoskins demonstrating some of the skills/aspects of Disruptive Innovation.

The drawing below captures the flavor, the energy and the dialogue of the leaders of the Constellation of Stars and the diversity of the firm.

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon