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Subconscious Surveillance

I remember making this drawing. I was in the end seats facing to the center of the car. A guy came in at Roosevelt and began his sad story. As I started to feel more and more embarrassed for the him I drew this surveillance camera. It sort of surprised me. Why is that my […]

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060012_cta_inconvienence

060012_cta_inconvienence, a photo by vaughnda johnson on Flickr. This is my interpretation of the loudspeaker message that the brown and red line riders across from me had a puzzle through. It was like seeing bumper-to-bumper on the other side of the highway – a heady mixture of survivor guilt & glee.

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Remember the terrible heat wave in July?

071212_heatwave_runner, a photo by vaughnda johnson on Flickr. I left out man in my missive….middle age dorky asian man, I don’t usually correct my omissions/misspellings/grammar faux pas, but that one is important to point out.

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Layers

 Lately when I see a woman in a headscarf, I think about how the weather is or isn’t compatible with this look. Some ladies really do a great job though. I guess if you do something every day and you’ve lived in this sort of climate, you figure out how to own it and they […]

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3 ladies and I taking respite during the holidays where-ever we can

A deep cold hasn’t yet taken hold of Chicago but the short days are still tough. Even global warming can’t stop that.    

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Fur coats

I love spotting men in fur coats during the long slog of Chicago winters. Especially if they have a matching hat which is rare and gives me a thrill much like I imagine a bird watcher catching sight of that rare bird on their walk. I also thought of Mo, best landlord ever. Mo wins […]

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To the best of my recollection

When I thumb through my sketchbook, i am still surprised how well I remember my thoughts from the moment I sketch. This woman looked a lot more upwardly mobile than the rest of the orange line. From her diamond ring to her perfectly shiny hair, she was money. I remember a disheveled young lady who […]

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Gossiping at the Gym and a Sketch

Monday Chris and I were at the gym in the testosterone laden portion with the free weights. Seems like every gym has one. We were able to find a bench to do some weights. The gaggle of men with gigantic muscles paid us no mind because they were too busy discussing who Jennifer Hudson was […]

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Back on the Train

The weather and my schedule has been such that I’m back on the train a lot this week which means I am drawing more. A definite bright side to inclement weather. I miss my bike but I enjoy the time to take in the rainbow of humanity like the large man studying for the drivers […]

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