Getting near the end of March now, and I have hit 52 days straight of sketching. Its fun, but you know, some days you just don’t feel like whipping out that sketchpad. But like anything that takes discipline, you are always glad you did when you are done. March has been exciting because every time we think Winter is over, it smacks us in the face. Two major snow storms a week apart made for some beautiful hiking and lovely sketches. The flower show is always an inspiration for spring, and this year was the best in a decade. The above drawing is of my niece Cambrie. It was her sixth birthday and she loved Chinese New Year, so I figured I would give her a little magic.
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310 days to go! I can’t wait to see what this year brings!
March 3, 2015, #31
Satellite Cafe. Two folks talking grocery store business.
March 4, 2015, #32
Every so often, you have to do things you really don’t want to do in life. Going to court against a tenant who assaulted you is not high on my list. Lucky for me the man pleaded guilty, which he was, and I did not have to testify again.
March 5, 2015, #33
My buddy Kuma chilling out watching the Walking Dead.
March 6, 2015, #34
March Snow Storm, awesomeness! It was so much fun. We went to Wissahickon Parks’ Forbidden Drive to hike and look at the snow. It was warming up so quickly, that giant clumps of snow were falling from the trees all the time. It was really very magical.
March 7, 2015, #35
March 8, 2015, #36
The Philadelphia Flower Show this year was the best in a decade, with the theme of going to the movies. Everything about it was great, from the main displays to miniatures. You walked in under a large marquee made out of flowers, reminiscent of the time when Philly had great movie palaces. Ironically, it was only weeks later that Philly began tearing down its last movie palace. Here is the text on the web site for it this exhibit made by Stoney Bank Nurseries.
Leaving the peace and tranquility that abide within the diverse plants, architectural rocks, and calm waters of her home garden, “Mulan” secretly breaks tradition to take her ailing father’s place in the Emperor’s army. Blooming magnolias, iris, and lotus add splashes of color to artistically pruned and sculpted trees and shrubs. Penjing, the Chinese Bonsai, supplement the landscape, evoking the atmosphere associated with high mountains, dappled glades, and isolated trees on rocky cliffs. For Mulan, the preservation of this home and garden welcomes her back to a life of balance and order.
March 9, 2015, #37
Waiting at TD Bank. This bank always has a line. They never hire more cashiers, and wonder why the customers get so pissed off.
March 10, 2015, #38
This man was working in a cafe in Ardmore, PA.
March 11, 2015, #39
Lion Cubs at the Philadelphia Zoo
These were really quick sketches. Was insanely crowded with just too many parents calling them tigers to their kids. I understand kids being wrong, but Mom and Dad, read the damn signs. Tigers have stripes, not that hard to figure out.
March 12, 2015, #40
Woman waiting to for her appointment.
March 13, 2015, #41
Riding the trolly.
March 14, 2015, #42
March 15, 2015, #43
Celebrating St. Paddys day with the Philopatrian Literary Institute. Founded in 1850, its the oldest private club in the nation. Stotesbury Mansion was commissioned by Thomas McKean, signer of the Declaration of Independence.
March 16, 2015, #44
Hands, mine to be precise.
March 17, 2015, #45
Bartender at a local bar. Try and guess which one?
March 18, 2015, #46
Good old Satellite Cafe in West Philadelphia. You hear the weirdest things here. The girls behind Yvonne were talking about all kinds of crazy sex stories.
March 19, 2015, #47
The one thing you always have with you is your hands, well left hand. Maybe one day I will show you a drawing with my left hand of my right. It will not be pretty, or functional for that matter.
March 20, 2015, #48
Chilling out in city clerks office.
March 21, 2015, #49
March 22, 2015, #50
Went to Peddlers Village for a change of pace. Wow was it boring. So then we headed to New Hope, so much nicer. Stopped in this cafe to get Chicken Wings, which were ok, but boy did they kill me later on that night. Who puts chunks of raw garlic in their wing sauce?
March 23, 2015, #51
Stopped at Gojo and drew these two girls through my friend. I hated the first one, so I tried a second. Still not mad about it, but a little better.
March 24, 2015, #52
Just a random girl at trolley stop.