|7/28/22 Maple Leaf neighborhood
Walking in a north/south direction gives me lots of fun morning
pavement shadows, especially on trash day. I can tell which side of the street
has been picked up because the bins are disheveled afterwards. Sketching a few
cans that were still in a straight row, I was delighted to see a truck heading
my way: I caught both the truck and a collector.
People viewing my sketches sometimes tease me that I must have a thing for trash. I don’t, but I do have much appreciation for the people who take it away. I remember all too well when snow prevented trash collection for a couple of weeks early this year. I don’t take that service for granted anymore.
Paper note: How about this amazing avocado green? I love it! It’s an Uglybook with a “Grunge” theme. Like my favorite red Field Notes Sweet Tooth, it’s exactly the right midtone to set off both black and white.
And related to Uglybooks, I mentioned in my review that the covers are ideal blank canvases for making art or adorning with stickers. I’ve made a lot of my own, but I prefer to give those stickers away and use the ones I’ve received from others to embellish my sketchbooks. Going somewhat overboard in my enthusiasm for Uglybooks, I have five currently in rotation exhibiting stickers from (left to right) Rickshaw Bags, the Burke Museum, the Erasable Podcast, Ernest Theodore and Kate Buike.