On a personal level the purpose of the Easel Brush & Bus blog is for my own enjoyment and recreation.
Included in this post are examples of my own sketching enjoyment.
As far as locations for urban sketching I have been spending some time making quick sketches in downtown Salt Lakes new City Center shopping complex. With the array of architectural elements and the portions of City Creek meandering throughout the center courtyards there is a lot to sketch. If you look close you will even see pools with trout.
Another purpose of my blog is to model the role of using public transportation as part of ones own personal mobility. By using public transportation and sharing the fuel costs among many riders the individuals savings nay be available for other needs. My personal observation is that the economy as a whole may be stimulated by and benefit from the funds saved and redistributed elsewhere.
For example one of my favorite sketch trips is to Brigham City. From my home the round trip is about 160 miles. At 20 mpg and at $4.00 per gallon to take my car costs $32.00 a day bus pass costs $5.75 leaving a savings of about $26.00. With the savings I have a nice lunch and a few extras and enjoy the time spent sketching and working on new blog posts while sipping on a beverage.
Thanks for taking a look at my sketches and consider taking a sketch class with me to try a new experience.