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But yes, there was ice cream earlier

Today was the first day in 2013 that had a summer feel to how the day unfolded to it. Towards the end we took the #8 bus home at Grand street. It was a familiar in the demographics. Some club looking kids got off near Redno5. UIC kids piled on at the blue line stop […]

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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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Playing to Win

Coming home from my long cta driven errand morning I sat across from 2 old Chinese men. I fell in love with them a little bit. Aside from my delight in funky old people, it was just nice to get a change in demographics of the post Xmas holiday shoppers and tourists. The man on […]

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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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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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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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