Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Same purpose

The final installment in the Wet Canvas dot com Duo Challenge. These two items have the same purpose, one doing ity's work very losely and the other very uptight.

Monday, January 19, 2009

East Michigan Avenue

On Sunday we went to the Green Door Blues Bar in the 2000 block of East Michigan Avenue in Lansing. We were a bit early so I sketched the view from the alley by the parking lot. The upper floor of this two story building appears to be living quarters, possibly rentals. The rope and pulley may be to hoist groceries up to the apartment.
"Monitors" - At the Green Door was a funds raiser of sorts to help send a band to a competition in Memphis, TN. The band being sent, and by the way they won the local competition last summer, is "Six Hands Down". I've gotta tell you, they are HOT. But there were five other bands that played through the afternoon and evening before Six Hands Down took the stage. They were all good good bands. Everyone had a great time and the food was good.

This drum kit was set up for the entire day and each band's drummer just brought his sticks. Behind the stage is a big window and on a nice day it is so bright that you can't see the musucians faces. I left the window out intentionally.

This is what I could see from my seat in the Green Door thru the window behind the stage. Emils Itallian Restaurant. Guess I'll have to go to Emils now for dinner so I can draw the front of the Green Door Blues Bar.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Pen clip


Entry five of six in the Wet Canvas Duo Challenge. The pen explains itself but the clip is a promotional item from a long since merged or bought up local bank.
Pitt pen, watercolor in a hand.book journal.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Phone notes


This sketch is number four of six for the Wet Canvas dot com duo challenge.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sketch Crawl #21

These were done on Saturday January 10, 2009 as part of the 21st International Sketch Crawl.

This first image is of a peice of snow removal equipment waiting to be used. By the end of the day there was five inches or more of new snow so I imagine this was used several times during the day.Next is the coal unloading facility at the power plant on campus at Michigan State University. Somewhere out of sight is a machine that will rotate the entire car to dump it. Will have to see if I can get a tour.These next two sketches were done at the livestock pavilion at Michigan State University during the Michigan Horseshoers Association annual get together. There was a lot going on but I only managed two sketches of some of the equipment they were using. The nice thing about this venue was that it was warm and dry.