Tuesday, September 29, 2009

handcar regatta, santa rosa

Sunday was the second annual handcar regatta in Santa Rosa's historic Railroad Square. The main event was a race featuring all manner of handmade railcars propelled by everything from classic handcranks to pedal power to man-sized hamster wheels to giant wind turbines. Here are a couple of the contestants, both the work of an outfit called Krank Boom Clank. The three-wheeler on the left is Murray the Fish. To the right is one of the front wheels of the Hennepin Crawler, featuring twin rubber tires for travel on ground, and a central groove for riding the rails. That's a flame thrower above the wheel.

More artwork from the day at urban sketchers.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

sketchcrawl 24: chinatown/ north beach, sf

Another great day for a sketchcrawl in San Francisco. There was the Autumn Moon festival going on all over Chinatown, and an Italian American festa in North Beach. Good times.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009