A common surprise

Oh yes, sketcher-woman who also has my heart, loving the history and trying to catch it as it disappears for what? Crapity-crap-crap, usually (the last is my editorial, not hers.) Follow her, she is great!

Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook

It’s becoming more and more common: someone will email me telling me about an interesting sign in San Jose that I haven’t sketched. I’ll go out to sketch it only to find something quite different from what was described to me.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I added this sign for the Bold Knight (photo by Dave on flickr) to my list. But when I went there today, I found a huge green tarp around the perimeter of the lot, meaning something was being demolished. And this. A big hole where the quite-flamboyant lettering should have been.

bold_knight_blindingbold_knight_vintage_sign

I wonder how long it will be before the sign is gone. Glad I got there, even if it was a bit late. So many hidden and almost forgotten landmarks in the city, so many stories, all disappearing quicker than I can get to them…

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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10 Responses to A common surprise

  1. CC aka Minerva says:

    So great! Signed up to follow! Thanks!

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    Progress? I’m never sure…

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  3. sandidureice says:

    Love your editorial.

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  4. I see a large face peering at me. The lights of the lamp post are eyes. Gives me an eery feeling.

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