Feb 15, 2009
Finally made it out drawing. It's been a long friggin time. I even feel rusty that I haven't gone out to do it in ages. This one I drew sitting in the front seat of my car. It was a little too cold still to sit on the street. I can't wait for the warmer weather. There are tons of these big steel structures with letters on them all over my neighborhood. They are hard to miss. Actually they would probably make for better photographs than drawings. I'm just not so good around a camera though. My drawings will have to do. When I was just about finished I went to a little bar restaurant in my hood to get a beer and add the final touches to my drawing. I could feel a woman checking out my sketch over my shoulder as i sat at the bar. Her teenage daughter complained to her that she was bothering a stranger. I turned around and told the woman I didn't mind her looking at my work. She was with a few of her friends and so I handed them my book to look at. They were all excited, except for the daughter who seemed to be embarrassed by everything her mom did. When they were done I gave them some cards and stickers. As I was leaving they yelled for me to come over to their table. They wanted to invite me to join their yoga class. It was a few blocks down. They said all the neighborhood ladies went. I was very flattered. When I got home I gave Yun the info. She's more into yoga than me but it's another instance of me making friends by sitting minding my own business, drawing.