I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Everyday is t-shirt day in Phoenix. But I now live in Quebec City and May 26th was the first day this year that I could go walking in jeans and a t-shirt, my typical street-sketcher garb.
It was glorious and as I headed out for a long walk and sketching session I had high hopes that I’d get a lot of sketching done. That didn’t happen. Some sort of Forrest Gump think happened and I just kept walking…and walking…and walking. It was so much fun that the thought of sitting down to sketch never occurred to me. I covered 7.5 kilometers on my walk and enjoyed every step.
I did come across a new sort of streetlamp in Vanier and I did sit down and sketch it. I used a Pilot Prera, Noodler’s Lexington Gray and moved the pointy end around in my Stillman & Birn Alpha (9×6) sketchbook. Then I walked some more. It’s been a long time coming but real spring is finally here.