#Train2ISTE Train Doodles

Last year, I took the train to San Antonio for ISTE.  It was a 2 day trip on a train without wifi.  I was doing a lot of watercolors at the time and trying to pain on a moving train is very difficult.  This year as I traveled to ISTE in Chicago via train and decided to try something different. And even began with more of a plan. And let's be honest, it wasn't exactly a plan but more like being receptive to different ideas around me.

I had the good fortune to watch (or re-watch) two things right before leaving on this trip that inspired me.  One was Jon Burgerman's recent Creative Morning Talk in New York called The Art of Doodling.  In this talk addressing the monthly theme of Craft, he talks about the British concept of graft as doing the hard work. This combined with rewatching Episode 1 of Abstract on Netflix about the Illustrator Christoph Niemann. The title sequence of this episode has a doodle bike riding through the streets of New York City.  Knowing I had 48 hours on a train through Califonia, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois it seemed like something to try out.  I packed some wet-erasable pens and transparencies in my ArtBin to see what I could create!