A more familiar car, this time a Ford. I should probably stick to the more obscure makes as I fear the expert out there who will shame me by saying the Ford didn't have this or did have that and I left it out. I meant to put up a sign that said " NO experts allowed" but never got around to it.
Pen and Ink drawing of a Jackson Auto circa 1928, not a make I was familiar with but from a magazine ad they made a fine group of auto's ( finer then my talent represents) Probably going to add some color to it but done for now.
My wife was reading the paper to me, something she insists on doing every day no matter if I listen or not. That's fine, anything that simple that makes her happy suits me. Anyway she was reading me the temperatures predicted for the next week and I think I heard something about high forties and maybe she said a fifty in there somewhere. About time I'm thinking.
Just a "keep me busy" drawing, had nothing in mind when I started. I'd say I do it to keep out of trouble but the truth is that these days I don't need to draw to keep out of trouble. Any trouble I might get into is going to have to be something with a long statute of limitations.
Took our two newest kittens in to have them neutered yesterday, $200 for the two or them.
As most men might I felt a certain amount of quilt doing it but if you don't they spray and we have a pack of feral cats around the neighborhood as it is. In fact thats where these two came from as the lady next door kind of takes them in and cares for the litters as they pop up or out whichever term you prefer. She does get the females in to fix them when she can but catching a feral cat isn't such an easy thing.
Anyway the kittens came home seeming not to have noticed they were missing anything they had left with, a bit wobbly at first ( as was I after paying $200) but a day later and they seem back to thier happy selves.
Well over a month since my last post, a new "worst" record. I try to avoid making excuses but I had a birthday since my last post, number 60 which I find particularly depressing. Fifty slipped by easy as it marked the official retirement age for my former occupation but sixty is nothing to look forward to, just a "getting old" milemark. Oh well, I don't feel much different, some days I feel like sixty and some days I feel older or younger, all evens out. I still find myself wondering what I'm going to do when I grow up though and wondering if it's just me or if my dad or grandpa felt like that ( they always seemed grown up to me but then maybe I seem that way to my son and grandson and other "kids". It's been warming the last week anyway here in Chicagoland, 30's and maybe a low 40 a day or two, rained all last night, lot better then snow. We celebrated my step sons birthday today, not to be stuck on the age thing. He's forty one and still seems a lot like a kid to me so that must be the answear to my quandry, all depends on what spot your looking at it from.
The drawing is pen and ink, the gent in front from a cabinet card I bought and the rest just made up. I have been drawing this whole time but not finishing much, also a reason for not posting. That will happen, either uninspired or just frustrated at getting it down on paper. I'll try to make it more frequent, have to see what happens. Hope anyone reading had a good Christmas and the rest of the days as well.
I'm a 59 year old guy who's interests are mostly art and history. Most of my time is spent drawing which is the focus of this blog. Comments are welcome but I try not to take myself too seriously so keep that in mind. I also collect vintage photos which I originally planned to post on one blog with the drawings but have decided to start a second devoted to them.