Saturday, December 5, 2015


Had some time to sketch this morning when Wilma was shopping for her hobbies. We went to Lawrence. Mass Street was a-buzz and we found out we JUST missed their holiday parade, which had horse-drawn rigs! Oh well, maybe next year. As she shopped I walked down the street looking for something to sketch. The Granada theater front just grabbed me. I went in the Amy's Coffeehouse across the street for a coffee to drink as I sketched because there's a chill in the air (any excuse works). Luckily a concrete planter provided a quiet place to sit and sketch. There's a ton of people around.

Lately I've been using my Namiki Falcon flex-nib fountain pen with Noodler's Lexington Grey ink and I just love the responsiveness of the pen. Lines from extra fine to thick with ease. I recently loaded up my Noodlers Ahab flex-nib to play with it more, too. The calligraphist in me likes to play.


Donn said...

Nice, John. Old theaters are still useful for many things. A lot of history in them.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Ooooh, nice, John! (And I like to play, too!)

A.M.Jacob said...

Lovely post, John. You are making me want to dust off my fountain pens. I had been using ballpoints, but it is a totally different feel.