We’d agreed to meet at a park near Karen’s hotel. There’s a large statue of Joan of Arc that she wanted to sketch. Sadly, this was Karen’s last day here and only the morning at that, but with smiles on our faces, we embraced the morning.
Smiles broadened as our mystery sketcher, who turned out to be Alex Gouelky, from Winter Park, Florida arrived. He’s only been sketching for a year but he gets to do it with Thomas Throspecken in a place with no snow so I consider him a lucky guy. We talked a bit about sketching swapped sketchbooks and then sat down to sketch.
Both Karen and Alex drew Joan. I’d drawn her a couple times and decided this would be an opportunity to draw Karen instead. Because it was a simple drawing, I had time to do a small sketch of one of the lamp posts that surround the garden. Have I mentioned lately how much I love to draw lamp posts (grin)?
It’s always fun to draw someone who is sketching because you know they’re not going anywhere for a while. Karen was typical in that regard.
I hated to see Karen go. She was heading towards Tadoussac to do some whale-watching and camping. I was heading home where I had put off replacing a set of stairs. I was certain that she would be having more fun. Thanks, Karen, for such a inspiring few days. And thanks to USK for letting her find me.