Before Coffee

 

October 24, 2018

Most mornings, I pour myself a huge glass of water and pick up a pen or pencil before I do anything else.  What I really want to do is pour myself a cup of hot, fresh-brewed coffee and wander through the house or garden checking on my plants as I slowly awaken to the day.

Botanical Dala Art - Faber-Castell TK 9400 5B Clutch Pencil

(unfinished)

The video above is the final segment of a video I made yesterday (after having my first and second cup of coffee).  The entire, eight minute video including the "before coffee" segment may be viewed by clicking this link:  BEFORE COFFEE

The quality of video taken with the GoPro is far better than the quality achieved with the 360 degree Rylo.  Both cameras are indispensable for capturing the creative moments in my life without the help of a film crew. 

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Rue de Dunkerque - Paris, France

 

July 12, 2018

With phone in hand, for still photos and video, as well as a GoPro secured in my chest harness, I climb out the window from my sixth-floor room at the hostel.  A towel serves as a cushion to ease the discomfort of sitting on the framing of the casement window.  Fortunately, my roommates aren't in the room. I'm able to concentrate on sketching, recording and making sure that my body and my equipment are secure on the windowsill.

July 13, 2018

Back on ground level, I'm sketching from the Marcel and Clémentine café on the corner of rue de Dunkerque and rue Gérondo.

One of the goals for my time in Paris is to work mostly in pencil.  For many years, I've sketched in ink and watercolor.  It's time to break the mold and challenge the brain to shift gears manually rather than come up with solutions on auto-pilot.  My brain wants to think in ink and translate into pencil.  I'm looking forward to the...

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