|The Bean - Millennium Park, Chicago|
USK Chicago have hosted our first visiting Urban Sketcher! Miriam Ben from Munich Germany was in Chicago for work and went sketching with us.
We took her to sketch to Millennium Park, to The Bean. Officially it is Cloud Gate sculpture, but I don't know any Chicagoan who uses this official name.
Miriam, it was wonderful meeting you!
Here we are sketching.
|Alex, Miriam, LuEllen, Martha and Barbara|
And here we seem to have doubled in number!
|USK Next Generation: Giola, Lucia, Robin and Pablo|
A group of kids got very interested in what we were doing. Pablo discovered us first, but wanted to keep this discovery to himself. He kept sending the rest of the kids back their parents. But Giola, Lucia and Robin would not be deterred and milled around. Then they wanted to draw with us. Sheets of paper and pencils were produced and shared, and we were in business! Then Lucia wanted to paint! Then the others wanted to paint! No problem! Paint we all did.
Miriam was fast and made a delightful sketch of the young artists.
Tourists photographed us several times as a local curiosity: "Look, Mike! Chicago artists! Quick, take my photo with them!" :)