11 April 09
A Birthday Sketchcrawl
Today was the 22nd Worldwide Sketchcrawl; it was also Numenius’ birthday. We arrived at the Capitol in Sacramento at 10:30 and were asked more than once whether we (two of us) were the anti-bank bailout demonstration. Well, we were, I suppose, subverting the dominant paradigm, that of digital cameras. Raise your right fist full of pens, people.
We went for a quick hot chocolate to the Temple Cafe (open 365 days a year, equal opportunity to all religions) and moved on to the library, where we spent a pleasant hour or so browsing and sketching. On to Art Ellis for some watercolors, rice paper and bookcloth (N took a quick detour to the electronics store), and we ended up at the Crocker Art Museum for a look at the Buddhas exhibition which was excellent and is now in its final week (it ended up being, for me, a crash course in the history of Buddhism, well worth it for that reason alone, but some of the pieces were stunning; I particularly loved the calligraphed palm leaves).
A post-script: Jobs we’d hate to have #747: the graveyard shift at the bail bond office.