Saturday, June 25, 2011

Busy Weekend and It's Only Saturday

Last night was my first night at Ravinia this season. There was a concert in the Martin Theater, but they pipe the music out onto the lawn. There was a pretty good size lawn audience last night. The joint used to be a carnival of sorts, and this carousel horse used to be a prat of an actual carousel on the property. Terrible, music, darkness descending conspired against me...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

After a late night at Ravinia, I got up early this morning to snarf some breakfast and let it settle before I rode up to Racine's Mound Cemetery to meet a wonderfully creative group of folks for Write & Sketchcrawl. This particular monument was made out of wood! I'd never seen the like. Along the top, your Frederick Acznos' headtrunk reads, "Erected by the Woodmen of the World."

The scan was going to include a corner of my mileage log, so I decided to let you enjoy the full story...lucky you! Ha!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

An Unfinished Expression

Been a while since I started this one, but I remember setting it aside because my rendering was making this chimp look belligerent. I sat down with the sketch a second time, and redid the mouth and it wasn't as bad, but the magic was gone. Determined not to be a quitter, I sat down with it once more and ended up just coloring in the mouth...not only was the magic gone, a sliver of my brain started chasing it down the street. I hope they're happy wherever they are, and that someday they come back to me.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Scribbles From a While Ago

This is Clover's paw...scribbled a week ago? Maybe longer...maybe not as long ago as that. Time is funny over the summer because work is so busy, and there's so much to squeeze into the free hours that I completely loose track of when I do/did what. Of course, I'm just filling in random blank Moleskine pages, so the datebook is no help at all...doh!

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