While typing the title to this post, I accidentally typed in “Sumer Sketch Crawl”. Land sakes, how different THAT sketch crawl would be! Why, that would mean every image would be filled with googly-eyed hand-wringing.
As it is, this post is about SUMMER sketch crawling, and as Emily Litella would say, “That’s very different”.
These definitely aren’t prize-worthy, but they represent a good six hours of drawing, which for me is pretty good, and making them will help imprint these locations on my sieve-like brain.
The day started at a salt works, progressed to a 19th century saloon and ended at a Peet’s coffee in downtown San Carlos. Not a bad day’s work if I do say so myself.
I pass this place just about daily, taking my husband to work. I tried but didn’t really capture the arid desolation of it, and it’s not the same without the zoo-like smell that emanates from it.
PIONEER SALOON @ Whiskey Hill
Loved this place. A real neighborhoo dive I found by driving up into the hills to Woodside. It was full of 50-somethings who all knew one another but who were surprisingly friendly to a stranger such as myself. It could have been totally weird since I was the only woman (at first) aside from the bartender, but it was a good time, just sipping a beer and listening to the various conversations which ranged from fixing auto maintenance lights to Jennifer Lopez concerts.