When you say you feel uncomfortable sketching in public . . .

johnson_1_1I’ve made a new friend, Richard Johnson.  He is an Urban Sketcher, an artist, a husband, a dad, and a reporter for the Washington Post.  I am awed at what he does, both where he does it and his fabulous drawings.  He is an inspiration to me, and I pray for him every day.  I highly suggest you click to see a few of his illustrations, stories — I am giving you a broad view.  His writing is good and his drawing take you there.  But before you do, go see the conditions in which he does some of these drawingsI  WILL NEVER SAY I AM UNCOMFORTABLE DRAWING IN PUBLIC, EVER EVER. 

On the road: DC to London to Dubai to Kabul, to give you a taste of how it is when he leaves for a trip. (Image above is from this article)

Once We were Soldiers, documenting a home for homeless veterans outside Denver.


The Rural Drawerer

A Day Out with the Marines


The Joe Bonham Project: Drawing Stories of America’s Wounded Veterans, Many artists participated in this amazing project.

Portraits of War is a book (still available) of his work.



I don’t have a legal right to post any of these images.
I simply am taking a chance to get the word out about what is going on
at the Washington Post with Richard Johnson.  Amazing.

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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