|6/8/13 Sailor pen, Diamine Eclipse ink, Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook|
My car was so filthy that I would have been happy to give a donation to a good cause like a school band or a Girl Scout troop. So when I saw a bunch of teenagers holding up signs promoting a car wash near the Fairview Christian School, I eagerly turned off of Roosevelt Way Northeast toward the school. “No Donation! FREE Car Wash!” read the sign. Really? Free?
Hmmm. I couldn’t imagine that anyone there would try to sell me a timeshare condo, so I continued into the lot. It turned out to be exactly as advertised: a free car wash! I sat in the car while they hosed and scrubbed it clean. I was in the middle of this sketch when I remembered that the seal between my side window and the rag top on my convertible doesn’t quite seal, and suddenly my sketch was sprayed a bit. Through the windshield, the view of the car ahead of me was similar to a very rainy day.