It was a beautiful, sunny day. Despite that, I just wasn’t motivated to sketch outside. It was still only about 39 degrees. I’m a weather wimp compared to those in the frozen North sketching in their cars (NE US & Canada!). There is just nothing locally that I can sketch from the car that has me really interested. I guess I could park and sketch an interesting house, perhaps.
What I did do was drive to the UW Bookstore. That’s the University of Washington to those not from around here. And we pronounce it u-dub. I left late enough to miss the traffic from the morning commute. I planned to have a bit of lunch in the bookstore cafe so I could get a sketch in. I so rarely do this. I did one sketch, of an older gentleman reading the paper. His nose is too pointed, but I lost control of the pen at that point (ha! so to speak!).
Pocket Moleskine, Lamy pen, Pentel Ink brush, waterbrush with ink & water. A bit of watercolor added at home later.
When I went down to the art supply section in the basement, guess what I saw on the mezzanine? Gabi’s book was on display. It’s good to see it there still about a year after publication.
I bought one copy each of the large and pocket sized Pen & Ink watercolor sketchbooks (see 26 December post). They do, indeed, have perforated pages. Here is what I got today: the 2 sketchbooks; a plastic, telescoping brush holder; 2 small spray bottles.
I also ordered a few small things from Goulet Pens. Quo Vadis Elastic Bookmark (it’s in plain black now); small notebooks on sale; 3 Empty 50ml Bottles as I like having extra small, glass, bottles; Standard International Cartridge Converter.