Lancaster, PA

Here is the latest from my sketchbook. I went up to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to get my archery instructor certification, and decided to use that trip as an opportunity to add to my sketchbook. In one of the art courses I’m taking with Mattias Adolffson, he suggests doing a drawing from the interior of a car. …

Fall Festival at Rassawek

Each year there is a local festival at the Rassawek Winery. Here’s my sketchbook painting of the experience. See more of my sketchbook art here: https://www.mikeshawtoday.com/art/

Full metal dash

Voltaire on the Beauty of Machines

When we see a beautiful machine, we say that there is a good engineer, and that this engineer has excellent judgment. The world is assuredly an admirable machine. Therefore there is in the world an admirable intelligence, wherever it may be. Yes. This argument is old, but none the worse for that. from Voltaire’s Philosophical …