|7/20/15 inks, colored pencil
The past weekend was so hot – a record-breaking 97 degrees yesterday – that I didn’t get out to sketch at all! Heat makes me grumpy in general; you can imagine how crabby I was that it kept me from sketching outdoors. Thankfully, our heatwave broke overnight, and I woke to a cool stream of air coming through the bedroom windows – ahhh! Relief!
After a busy morning of appointments, errands and shopping, I got home and realized I had forgotten the broccoli. This afternoon, it’s a pleasant 76 and sunny, so I dashed back out for the broccoli from the Green Lake PCC. My ulterior motive in choosing that food store was that it has a quiet, shady courtyard where neighborhood workers bring their bag lunches or stop for coffee. It’s also an ideal place for a 15-minute sketch on a busy day to celebrate outdoor sketching weather again!