00089-00093 Miscellaneous

10 August 2014 § Leave a comment

So this set of sketches is a bit of a amalgam in respects to subject.  They basically didn’t fit in any of my recent posts and I wanted to just upload them to make sure I got them in on the count. There are two from where I live in Brooklyn.  The first is of a brownstone that is across the street from me.  I had gotten locked out of my apartment so, with time to kill before my partner came home, I put down some lines.  The other brownstone-y image is from my backyard, looking across the way.  This was just before we put up our new fence! The last three are as follows: Conservatory Waters (which you may recall I had sketched earlier as well), a thumbnail from my visit to Ocean Gate, and a 10 minute thumbnail of a famous painting.

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00085-00088 A few days at the office

3 August 2014 § Leave a comment

Occasionally I have to attend meetings that last easily over an hour, so sometimes I find that noodling around a bit actually improves my ability to focus over long periods of time and listen to others.  I’m sure there is some research out there that supports this.  Here are a few sketches I made over a week or so during internal meetings at The Arsenal.  I actually really liked how these came out–they have a comic-y feel.

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00002 Conservatory Waters

29 August 2013 § Leave a comment

Let’s talk about a really early day.

Woke up at 2:30 AM today so that I could get to Central Park by 3:30 AM.  Why?  The Conservatory Waters snack bar, one of the concessions I oversee at my job (where you can sail the little white boats), was getting a mobile/temporary kitchen delivered.  Though the representatives from Central Park Conservatory arrived late, everything started out very smoothly. We drove the giant container all the way down and through the park (on the footpaths!) without any issue (aka, no trees being hit).  The drivers, hailing from South Jersey, were real professionals–giving instructions such as ‘move to the right 1/2 an inch, no, back to the left a 1/2’ — I mean, we’re talking really miniscule adjustments with a truck.

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Anyways, it only took a 1/2 hour to get the container behind the building but that is where things went out the window.  Apparently whoever measured the container and measured the site … mismeasured, and the container was about 6 inches too wide.  This then spiraled into 6-8 hours of troubleshooting, brainstorming, phone calls, concrete drilling, mud-digging, vehicle rigging fun.  Not to mention the container was sinking, clouds were gathering ominously in the sky, and no one had eaten all morning.

However, everything somehow worked itself out by 11am and I, exhausted, gathered my things and headed on home to sleep.

Or so I thought.

Unfortunately, in my excitement to have the rest of the day to myself, I invited over our neighbors, Jonny and Alana, for dinner.  Once confirmed, I then launched in to cooking and cleaning for the next few hours.  We ate lots of food, watched videos that fall in to the category of ‘cooler than Parkour’ and finally, around midnight, I excused myself and passed out.

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