Thursday, October 30, 2008

Truck accident of some kind on 37th Ave near the N/W tracks. I'm guessing--considering the damage to the trailer--that it turned short or otherwise got caught up on the trestle for the train. There was a guy in black lying on the ground being tended to by FDNY. They were putting a neckbrace on him and preparing to place him on a stretcher when I walked off. I don't know if he was the driver or pedestrian or what.

Exciting Astoria.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's difficult to see but there is a very faint rainbow in the top two images.

Vikingo's Dungeon. This place is opening in LIC on 33rd Street just north of 36th Ave. I have no idea what it's supposed to be--a restaurant? A bookstore? One of those odd "private clubs" that dot the neighborhood in which smoking men watch televised soccer games? A miniature, Astoria-ized version of Medieval Times? I can't wait to find out. UPDATE: Vikingo's Dungeon is apparently a nightclub. I walked past there Saturday night around 10:30. It was open (and empty) with a velvet rope delineating a little space on the sidewalk in a very nightclubby kind of way. There was a life-sized stuffed viking just inside the door. I couldn't see much of the interior but it seem to be filled with a lot of curtained booths. Bottle service, anyone?

Not spending a lot of time in the studio these days. Not forcing myself to go every night after work. I'm enjoying it. Enjoying the easy passage of hours for the first time. Ever. Nice.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Well, the drawing just wasn't working out. So I cut it up into a few pieces. On to something else.

Spent most of the day in the studio today. Shut the phone off. Listened to a bunch of podcasts and flipped through books. I stared at the wall a lot. That was pleasant actually: I enjoyed it quite a bit. Then I sketched a bit. Home on the bike--which had been trapped at the studio all week--for a grilled cheese sandwich.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Yes. Another view from the roof. Also: Leon on a shuttered storefront along the walk to work.