“And so it begins…” has become a repeated phrase in modern parlance. Some attribute it to Lord of the Rings and King Theodon commenting on the beginning of the war for Middle Earth. The most popular meme seems to be references to Star Wars. For me, though, it was when Kosh, an alien ambassador said it in Babylon 5, a 5 year TV saga that is still, in my view, the best scripted TV series ever. It’s scope was huge for TV and I’ve watched it several times.
And so it begins, Quebec’s winter sketching season. It’s a loooong season too. We’ll come out of it sometime in May, six months from now [sigh]. That means I’ll be spending my “urban sketching” time in museums, sitting in the dark, drawing with the use of a book light. I’ll spend time scribbling my way through coffee shops, trying to capture the people there just to break the monotony.
But today we’re having a heat wave. Our temperature hit 1C today (grin). We went to the museum for the first time in months and drew a new, small display of fire fighting paraphenalia. It was nice because it was in a hallway and not in the two major exhibits, where many of the exhibits are too darn dark to see, let alone draw. At least it’s practice and goodness knows I need that.