Friday, July 17, 2009

Urban Think

Dina and I left Panera Bread and walked down to Urban Think. Right outside Panera Bread there was a street performer playing guitar and singing the Blues. That would have made a great sketch, but as the host I had to get to Urban Think to say hello to any artists that might join the crawl at that point.
Local Author John Fleming was setting up to sign copies of his book "Fearsome Creatures".
A group of three other artists, Brian, Travis and Randy joined our group. Jessica Earley and Rick Jones sat outside doing wonderfully quirky sketches of buildings in the neighborhood, bikes and each other.
My goal was to sketch all the people lined up to get their copy of Fearsome Creatures signed. However not a soul showed up to the book signing. Bob Hague, a watercolor artist, explained to John why our group was there, and to pass the time John read to us some of the passages from his book. The passage he picked related directly to artists and he got an ovation from our group. Although I am now curious about Florida's Skunk cabbage man, I didn't get a copy of the book. Dina and several other artists left the group at this point and we all said our goodbyes. The next stop was the Eola Wine Company down the street and I thought a cup of wine would do me good at this point to loosen up my line work...

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Drgigantor said...

Hi Thor,

Thanks for the sketch of me reading at Urban Think! Bad day for book sales but a good day for sketching. Mind if I post the image on my facebook page with a link to your blog? For more info on Fearsome Creatures of Florida and a cool bit of animation, check out my website:

John Henry Fleming

Thor said...

Hey John,
So glad you checked out my blog. I decided I had to link to the cool animation on your books web site. Thanks for reading to us as we worked. I enjoyed the fact that the section you chose related directly to artists. I hope I made some people curious about your book.