NYC and AMNH

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Pencil 2B

The American Museum of Natural History is a little awesome. This is the place that Ben Stiller kinda crashed around in…. Kinda. Cause it doesn’t look the same, it’s busy as hell and Pocahontas is no where to be found, at least I didn’t see her and I over heard one of the guards say ‘not everything you see in the movie is here.’ Artistic license I guess.

Still kinda awesome for sure. It’s the way a museum should be, full of amazing stuff to look at, huge chambers, finely lit, a bit of a maze, dioramas, wax sculptures and stuffed animals.

Our museum in Toronto is nice but for the natural history and dinosaurs they managed to make it into a bland colorless experience of white whites, grey metals, and glass. For me it doesn’t hold the excitement This type of natural history should. The ‘adult’ galleries in the ‘old’ original part do but they are all Roman busts and Art Deco furniture and crockery. Kids don’t wants to look at a tiger behind glass with an aardvark, snake and fish fixed statically like a biology text, they want what the AMNH has; you can see one animal eating another animal. That was the wild dogs…. But you get the point.

Music: I’m in a museum… You don’t listen to music, cause the tigers will get ya.

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View from the window

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Coloursoft pencils.

New York.
Damn I love this you
the buzz of the city
the sun shine
Gonna put on some good shoes
And look for more
Get a poached egg
Some rye bread
Coffee
Everything speaks
In squeaks and crashes
Colors and shadows
Trucks buses motorcycles trains
I gotta walk now
Enough sitting around
Clear my head
Open my ears
Gonna find the first adventure
Near
Hear.

Music: Neil Young ‘harvest moon’

Paper Pen Music Imagination

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Pilot pen, bic ball point

Ah…. You see, this is my favorite type of day. Get up at a civilized hour (6:30am) eat some breakfast, saunter to this airport and… Wait for my delayed plane. Which isn’t a problem cause I don’t really need to be any where at any time. And really will loosing my mind about a delayed plane make it arrive any quicker? Nope

So I have my cans on, my oldschool Sony sound isolation rock star head phones, and am drawing in the Porter lounge at the airport. My kinda day.

This is loose mix of still life and imagination, it’s what came out of the pen today.

Music: I lack imagination
So I’m not gonna say… But if you follow me you probably know what I’m listening too.

View from bed

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Pilot pen

I, am dead tired. But then not really cause here it is at 1am and I am WIDE awake, much to my annoyance. It seems lately I fall asleep with son at 8pm, can’t keep my eyes open not if my life depended on it, then around 11pm I am up and sharpe as a tack till about 2am. All this would be fine if I didn’t have to get up at 5:30 in the morning.

This is the view from my bed, there is one light on and as my eyes move away everything disappears into the inky blackness of night. A little difficult to capture at Moleskin size, the tip on a pilot pen isn’t that fine, but it makes for a nice clumsy sort of feel. A little comic bookish for lack of a better description.

I exercised a little artistic license and left some stuff out, I didn’t feel like being all cluttered tonight.

I’m getting on a plane tomorrow… Ah today that is, for a little Big Apple distraction, a much, much needed distraction. So maybe some museum sketches and other New York iconery. Is that a word?
New word…

Music: I was singing something but I forgot…. Probably the illustrious Shawn Hebb as he wrote this beauty of a song.
You’ll have to wait to hear it as he hasn’t complete the new recording.