haute again

haute again, e street
I hope you have all had a very nice Christmas. It still is Christmas of course, one more mince pie to eat, lots more cheese left in the fridge, Christmas gifts yet to be played with (I have an X-Men lego helicopter complete with Magneto still to put together, but I’m full into my Barcelona guidebook now and my new slippers are getting well used in this cold). Yesterday though I went back to work, locking myself away while it is quiet to plough through the mountain of work on my desk. I got away at lucnhtime for some Thai food, and with to the History of Rome podcast on my iPod I stood across the street from Haute Again (a consignment store on E street) to sketch the Orange Court complex while it is visible. Now the trees are leafless the architecture of Davis can be seen, and sketched. I didn’t give myself much time though so didn’t draw the whole thing, and left that half-done too, but I plan to come back and finish it off. I didn’t get much sketching in over the Christmas, and at home I’m working on a drawing project in my brief spare moments, but 2013 is coming, and I plan to sketch even more. The next sketchcrawl is on January 19th by the way. This year is nearly over…

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6 thoughts on “haute again

  1. jenniferappel

    I went to Starbucks on Christmas eve to watch the final shoppers panic and to get in a sketch. There was a couple sitting next to me – whenever there was a lull in their conversation the man would default into a monologue of Roman History. At times, his partner would ask a question about modern day (did he pickup the dry cleaning, was so-and-so at the party…), he would answer briefly before going back to Rome.

    I find it interesting the conversations you can tune into while sketching – maybe this Roman history is a trend? It seems to be very conducive to sketching. ;-)

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    1. pete scully Post author

      I think it is. I’ve been listening to a lot of the History of Rome podcasts lately, I’m up to Vespasian now and it’s been good. It’s all battles this, death plot that, mistress this, proconsul that, it’s long and confusing but nice to listen to while drawing. Haven’t been doing much urban sketching lately though, but another drawing project.

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  2. Linda Daily

    Mmmm,mince pies.Just wouldn’t be Xmas without them,would it?
    I make them every year in my mum’s old tins she had sent over from B’ham
    as a young bride. And every year I shed a few tears thinking of her.

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    1. pete scully Post author

      Thank you for the card by the way Linda it is beautiful! I’m going to have that last mince pie now. That is nice you still have those tins, reminds me that we always used to keep old biscuit tins forever in England, people don’t do that as much any more, I love the tradition of an old tin.

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  3. Jason Pearlman

    I thought of you the other day: there was an old post office near my home that was in the process of being demolished, and I thought about sketching what remained of the building. Of course, by the time I got around to having the free time to get out and sketch, the building was totally gone. Would have been nice to do, but thanks at least for the inspiration to sketch such a subject.

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    1. pete scully Post author

      I think my resolution this year will be to keep me ear more to the ground about buildings that will be demolished, and sketch them. Despite being tipped off a few times about some buildings, I missed a couple of really old Davis buildings that were demolished this year, ones I had meant to sketch but never did. This year I’ll be more vigilant!

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