We decided to take the sleeper train to NJ this time, assuming the winter weather might be less of an issue for the train than it is for a plane. These first drawings are, therefore pre-trip drawings, made in Greenville where we had to go in order to catch the train. At the top we were in a restaurant near the station, and below at the station where we waited till 11:40 for the train. Note the tiny attack dachshund in the lap of the woman in the wheel chair.
At Newark Penn station waiting for K to pick us up these birds were gathered in the top of a low juniper bush. I had brought Abby some solid tempera paint sticks, and she asked me to draw her while she proceeded to fill almost every page of the sketchbook I had brought her.
On Tuesday P and I went to meet some friends at the Met and I had the extreme fun of drawing Egyptian artifacts, including a wooden paint pallette that had ancient Egyptian paints still in it.
More artifacts. Especially liked the roughly-modelled cow, which had a woven armature plastered over with clay. Very homemade looking. Tomorrow: some themes begin to emerge!