Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

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!!




3 thoughts on “Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

  1. I have missed reading others’ posts due to two deaths in the family but am very glad to getting back to reading yours as well as others’ again. I hope your move goes well despite the annoyances. (I will have to catch up on your health status and your other drawings!)


    1. I am so sorry for your loss, Cynthia. The move was not easy, and filled with so many other unexpected layers of nonsense. The dust is still flying about. Health is slowly improving. My prayers are with you and your family.

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