On the second day of the Long Weekend, in the morning while my son went to a birthday party, I cycled downtown for some pre-lunchtime sketching. Another panoramic two-page spread, as you do. I decided to return to First Street, which is a block away from the similarly named Second Street (I know, makes no sense). Here, outside the Natsoulas Gallery, a huge cat is being erected, covered in mosaic tiles, next to the already installed colourful dog on the corner. While sketching, a guy working on the structure came over and chatted with me about art (he draws stuff as well) (hello by the way if you’re reading this). This is turning into a most colourful corner. On the other page, the fraternity house of Theta Xi (no, sorry, no jokes about taxis today). This is a bit like a sequel (or a prequel, technically, being First Street) to the sketch from the day before. I should do a panorama of Third Street to keep it up, like. Maybe I will wait 30 years and then sell my sketchbook for billions to Disney and they can get J J Abrams to sketch it, but as much in the style of the Second Street sketch as possible, with a fire hydrant and a bit of lens flare, forgetting that First Street with its giant cats and midichlorians even exists. Or maybe not. It’s getting hotter, hotter, hotter. This weekend is going to be a scorcher. Time to get out of Davis…
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I’m no expert on heatstroke, but I think it may be gettin’ to ya!
Oh, it got to me a long time ago.
A giant mosaic cat?! Oh joy! I so enjoy your blogs 😊
Cheers! Yes, the cat is massive, the guy I spoke to said it’s like those things in Star Wars. CAT-ATs!
Have you seen the Topiary Cat? Huge and fantastic
Apropos of this sketch and all your other posts, I really enjoy your tales and explanations … And humor … Very much … As much as your wonderful sketches. Thanks a lot for being a bright spot in my day!
Thank you Julia!
Pete that is the Cat’s meow!