Thursday, June 2, 2011

Guest- Katherine Blackmore waves the Flag!

My home town has a simple, patriotic Memorial Day Parade every year. My parents timed it once -  17 minutes: plenty of time for our Mayor to toss candy, the Veterans to wave and wipe a tear, the high school band to play, and the girl scouts to march. And the fire truck bringing up the rear came complete with a dalmatian. It was (and is) a sweet time to celebrate freedom and remember those who fell defending it.

"I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me..."

Thank you to The Sketchables! for this opportunity to remember... Kathy B.

You can see more of Kathy's work HERE


  1. Cheers for small town parades! Wonderful sketch!

  2. Kathy's pencil is always in motion in this sketch- the flag wave, the braids' swish- the skirt twirl and the puppy tail... all that's missing is the sousaphone! Thanks for filling in for me!

  3. Oh what a great sketch!… the little girl and her pup are marching with such determination.

  4. Such great motion you keep in your sketches! I love the flow and energy. The characters are so sweet as well.