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!
Hiking comes naturally to me. So does, being outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature. So when Jamey talked about going fishing, I was happy to join him!
So far, he’s brought me a 7.5’ fly rod, reel and a cool fishing vest! I got some hip boot waders, so I’m all set! We’ve only been out once so far, as the weather hasn’t really worked with our schedules. The fish were not cooperating that day, but it was just nice being out there and relearning the method. After all, it’s been decades since I last fished! Yeah, I know, a very long time, right? 🙄
Anyway, Jamey had gone a while earlier, and got a photo taken of him while he was on the stream. It called for a sketch, and here it is.
For the last several years, I’ve described myself as a scooterist. Obviously, that’s not all I am, but it’s been 6 years of fun with the Vespa GT200 in Portofino green! Recently decided to hang up my boots and sell it, as Grey Matter is taking up lots of time and energy. Alas, the scoot doesn’t have the same appeal as before.
At least, it IS going to a good home. My friend Jim, who is the one who found it for me, is the perfect new owner for it. He has given me driving tips and done the maintenance on it. Happy scooting Jim!
It’s been so much fun with the coffee and tea towels (see that post here), I decided to add to it. Here are a few postcards for sale, they’re 4×6 with an envelope.
I also ordered a mug from my zazzle page, just to see one, and I do love it! (You can get your own here). Of course, if you’d like a different design for your mug, send me an email and let me know which one!
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!
Walked the Glen today, 40°, the snow has started melting and last fall’s autumn leaves are peeking out. I sketched quickly, adding color at home. Check out my favorite tree on the right, just noticed the heart shape!
That’s what sketching does – helps you notice details, things you’d otherwise miss.
Here’s a screen shot from the Alltrails app of my typical Glen walk- 1.7 miles in 40 minutes. I’m not a speed walker! 😉.