Industrial design

artist, Cafe, Restaurant Coffee Grinder

While waiting to eat lunch with my friend Kathy and family; I started sketching. Near, was an industrial coffee grinder that looked cast out of the hardest metals. The shapes were formed, banged and screwed.

Of course I had to start a drawing. However, everyone came and I couldn’t finalize what I saw.

Late today, I started to look at it and decide if it was worth putting more ink on paper.

Glad I did.

2308 Portland Avenue

Art, Ohio River Settlements, Portland/Louisville, Urban Sketch, Urban Sketching

PortlandThis facade is among many in the Portland (Louisville) neighborhood.

First settled in 1811, it was the largest major settlement on the Ohio River. Because of the Falls of the Ohio canal, warehouses, shipyards and immigrants settled, helping to establish a vibrant community.

Many buildings still stand, representing a unique and functional architecture. (