The first day home from the hospital was busy, we are moving this Saturday and there’s a lot of packing to do in a short period of time. I had breakfast at Paris Baguette and found my first unsuspecting models.
I went to Staples to look into some boxes, which they had, but I wanted a dish packing kit like the one U-Haul has. I called ahead and was assured that they had plenty in stock. I took the subway and tried to do a quick sketch or two, keeping the pen on the page as long as possible to try to keep a continuous line.
It took a while to get to U-Haul, and when I got there, I asked for the dish packing kit. I was informed that they were out of stock. I explained that I had just called, and the woman just waved me off with “well, we’re sold out now”. I am pretty sure it was her that I spoke to on the phone.
So I decided to not make a scene, so I took the subway back home with a couple more line sketches.
I would normally color many of these sketches in with watercolor later, but there is just too much to do.
That evening I took the subway again downtown but this time I went to Home Depot, and they were much more helpful. Here is a sketch going downtown:
This morning, I had breakfast again at Paris Baguette and found a couple of models.
Various fountain pens, Platinum Carbon Black ink in my Stillman & Birn Alpha Series softcover sketchbook 8 1/2 inch X 5 1/2 inch.
It’s time to get some serious packing done.
Thank you so much for all of your kind comments! I am seeing the doctor today to take some tests. I am sure that all will be well!
See you later!!