Sunday, May 27, 2012

Historic Kirtland Village

Joined other sketchers for a great morning out in some mild weather at the Historic Kirtland Village/Urban Sketchers Cleveland sketchcrawl on Saturday morning.  The village was founded by Mormons almost 200 years ago, and more recently, they have restored the buildings and offer tours of the grounds.  I was surprised how many people were touring around.  There were probably 6 or 7 tour groups that passed by, the later in the morning, the larger the groups were.

While I was drawing the yellow how (called the "Red Store"), two groundskeepers pulled up in their golf cart and asked me to draw them into the sketch. 

The wood building with the funnels in front was to process "hot ash" which they used to fertizlier and their ceramics.  To the left of it was a mill with a wheel.  There wasn't any water flowing, so I think the wheel ran on an electric motor for effect.