Blues on the Bridge is a day of free outdoor concerts, with food trucks and vendors in downtown Binghamton. This was my first year going, and I brought my sketchbook to give the Skirmisher statue another try.
I wasn’t happy with the first attempt, here:
But after walking around a bit, and running into a few family and friends, I sat for another try. Pretty happy with this one, especially as I just put ink to paper, no pencil outline first. Calling it a day!
My niece pointed out that those green things growing outside might be ostrich fiddleheads! These are good for eating, after boiling and sautéing. So I picked several and tried them. It may have been a little early to pick, because there was brown stuff that was rather difficult to remove.
But I did like the taste, so I decided to buy some at our local market. These were a little larger, with no brown ‘stuff’ on them. Very yummy, like a delicate asparagus flavor. Of course, garlic, butter and salt helped. It seems like a bit much effort needed, so I won’t be doing these very often, but I’m very glad I gave them a try!
I started this sketch of my neighbors tree because I saw the tree cutters out there. I wanted to capture the magnificence before it was gone. This 70-80′ tree has been home and perch for many birds. Imagine my surprise when they left, and this one was still there! The other three were trimmed and cut down about half way.
Rumor has it that the neighbor decided that if/when this tree fell, it would not land in their yard, so therefore, it wouldn’t be their problem! Wow. I do hope that when/if it falls, it doesn’t hurt someone or damage a home.
If you ever feel invisible, there’s a pretty easy way to change that.
Just try wearing an iguana. In green. To match your outfit.
This gentleman wore his one day at the Farmer’s Market last summer, and
I am only now getting around to sketching it.