I recently wrote on Facebook about how in the past I had written cards to people in which I wrote all the memories that I had about a person. In this case however, I asked people to think about all the things that they fondly remembered about Saint Louis in the same way. Some of the responses that I got are below. I hope nobody minds me reproducing them here:
Memories of Saint Louis
1.) "Watching my son's bicycle races in Tilles Park, walking the paths in Jefferson Barracks park and eating at the concession stand at lunch hour in the summer, Standing in line at Ted Drew's on South Grand, Listening to Mary Daly sing at Wendy G's or Faloni's."
2.) "This is from Kirkwood. Late Friday night, full blanket of snow on the ground and more falling. Meramec College campus blemishless - no footprints (save my own), car tracks. Silence! No cars, airplanes, birds, dogs, nothing. Air just right - still, moist and cold, but not biting. I am alone and 15 and illegally out of the house and struck dumb - my heart too big to draw breath! - by how beautiful the world is."
3.) "The Botanical Garden on a chilly March day with the first forsythia and dogwood blossoms. Under the industrial steel structures near the river. On top of the football stadium while it was under construction, and the only access was by ladder. Walking on the cobblestone streets at the Landing at the edge of the Mississippi flood water. Seeing the tip of the Arch from 55/70 in Illinois after a long drive home. The Eads Bridge. The rocky bluffs along 270 and 44, made when the highways were built"
-Elaine Goble Swanger
|Coffee Cartel Doorway |
by Brian Anderson
Some of these ideas and memories we all have within us can fuel some sketching excursions in the near future and give us drawing ideas. This next weekend (10/5/2013) we will be getting together and drawing at Ted Drewe's. Anybody who wants to and is close enough can gladly participate - (event link here).
|Bicycle Delivery guys |
drawn by Bud Pondrum
I did a little sketch of the doorway using my iPad. I am getting a little bit better at using it after about six months and am playing with different apps like Brushes 3, Procreate, Adobe Ideas and Autodesk's Sketchbook. Mostly, I have played with Brushes and Procreate.
Of course we have many artists who work in a variety of media and it is great to see the different subjects they choose to draw as well as their individual styles. Bud Pondrun sketched a couple of guys who kindly sat down for us. Lisa Wilson who was more courageous than myself went and asked some of the passers by if they would pose for us.
More can be seen on our event posting on Meetup and on our Facebook Group page.
|Drawing from Euclid & Maryland |
by Donnovan Knight