7 August 2022 – Because I have so much respect for Louis who is an amazing artist and friend to all, and because I highly value what he’s created and overcome, and because I know how it feels to make everybody sketches and never get sketched, and because I’m grateful to be working with such incredible creatives, and because I just really wanted to, and because I knew how fun it would be, and because I don’t have a studio space for making LARGE pieces right now, and because of her hair – her hair was so, so much fun.
“You did this in 20 minutes??”
“I saw my reflection and had to. After the train had left New York Penn, talking to Joey on the phone, while opening my e-ticket and showing it to the conductor, in the time I had before Newark Penn…”
“Could you tell this was me?”
“Oh, I could tell right away.”
(Can’t you see I’m simply bursting?)
Another sketchbook shifts from Active to Archive. I will have a front-cover sketch to show you soon to join this back-cover. Thank you, so much, for your time and care.
My first visit to St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral has rocked my world. I stepped inside, and I could have cried – it’s almost identical to the inside of my Lolo and Lola’s church, which I thought I’d never see again after their funeral this April 2022. Even more precious are new friends found, and friends rediscovered who I thought I might never see again, and especially not in Newark.
So – even after only one experience with the people of this parish, I know this cathedral is special. As a result, I am going to keep returning to complete this perspective. This goes against my absolute rule that mass sketches start and end within one mass service. No, this is not a mass sketch which is complete in one mass, as all my others have been. So, please, be patient! I’ll keep showing you my progress as I go.
Progress photographs below, appearing in order of most- to least-recent.
Ahlan Muna. Thank you.