Saturday, March 11, 2006
I had a wonderful day!
It started at Heirloom, a new bakery, in So. Pasadena. Then I met Karen Winters at the Metro platform. We rode the Gold Line in to Union Station, where we met up with Danny Gregory and the others. Union Station is an Architectural gem, built in 1939. It is beautifully refurbished, and surprisingly clean. The grandure of it's day can be imagined. After sketching in the train station for a while, we moved along to Olvera Street. This was the first street in Los Angeles. I have been told stories that my grandfather helped plant the trees in the square. I think I will go back soon to draw those trees. After spending time in the market area, we all agreed that it was time for lunch. So we headed over to Phillippe's. We ate,and then enjoyed passing our sketchbooks/journals around to one another. Quite a talented group. I was honored to be amongst them. We made our way back to Union Station, were the group dispursed and three of us decided to spend a few more hours, chatting and sketching until our energy ran out. I happened to run into a digital illustration class from Art Center. They were also there sketching. However, most were plugged in to computers. We had a nice visit, and shared stories.
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