Here's how these outings are possible - I got the vaccine! It was really exciting and I'm so incredibly grateful to have gotten both of my shots.
I got both of my shots at the Pipkin Buildings at the Memphis Fairgrounds. It has garage-like doors on either side, so they directed people to drive right through the building to get their vaccines. On the right of the top sketch you can see the line waiting to drive in.
On the top left is the inside of the building, with the medical professionals giving the shots in front of the outside door. I think they must have had us wait in the building, but I can't remember now. I went to vaccination sites six times - I took my mother-in-law twice, my husband twice, and myself twice. Each time was a completely different process.
By the time I got my second shot, the National Guard had set up a temporary location next to the Pipkin building to accommodate more people, so here you can see some of the medical professionals preparing to give shots to everyone in the bus in front of us.
One of the National Guards asked if we wanted a sticker and he was surprised to get a loud and emphatic, "YES I WOULD LOVE A STICKER!"
I want to say again how grateful I am to have gotten a vaccine so easily. I am having so much fun hugging my friends again.
I went out for some non-grocery-related sketching - I've been doing that more here and there lately. This is an easy spot for good sketching because it's right in the middle of the city - the Old Forest at Overton Park.
I go more places than just the grocery store these days, but it's the only place where I always sketch. Here is my sketch from today, plus a very quick sketch of the Clark Tower (those stripes!) while I was filling up the car with gas and while my pen was running out of ink.
Today I sketched with a Sailor fude fountain pen, which I've just fallen back in love with. It took me a long time to get used to it, but once I did I loved it. I guess my love faded for a while but it's back now.
Some days I get lucky and get the first pickup spot, where I can practice one-point perspective. I also felt the need to pay tribute to the hardest working machine in our house.
Sometimes I get the view of the back of the fire station that's next door to Kroger. Sometimes I get a banana.
I was excited to have a new subject to draw while waiting - bikes! I love the confusion of lines when drawing bikes. The bike rack and lock added extra challenges. Today (top sketch) I had a different view of the bike rack and was able to show it in context.
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