Picking up an old Fabriano Watercolor journal that I really don’t like
*but will finish off in some way, like the 100 faces challenge*
I came across an old drawing of the building in the Pearl that originally housed Cargo, sketched before their move. I left it penciled and partially inked.
*who knows why?*
I finished it Saturday and combined two photos to create this colorful version —
one with the Happy banners all around it and another, much earlier, when the graffiti of the red birds on the lavender blocks was still in place.
*why someone scrubbed them i don’t know… some graffiti should be left in place*
Cargo in-the-Pearl was a happy place for us through some awful times.
The curios shop was huge, having just the right mix of silly Chinese
(paper hanging decorations and wind-up toys)
to serious possible purchases (buddhas, ganeshas, huge columns, furniture.)
*you never know when you might need a piece of an old column*
We would take a few dollars mad money and sometimes spend it there,
or walk to one of the nearby restaurants and try their Happy Hour menu.
During the time my baby brother was dying, we took my niece and older brother there during part of our wanderings around town, and played silly.
I took a photo of Mitchell in a paper crown,
*mitchell has the capacity to play like a kid and i love that about him*
as well as some of the only good pics of my niece (camera shy)
and my serious brother in animated conversation.
*good memories in bad times*
Fabriano Watercolor journal (don’t recommend), Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink, De Atramentis Document Brown ink,
Super5 Frankfurt and Dublin inks,
Lamy Al-Star with De Atramentis Document Black ink,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
Sennelier, Holbein, DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.
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