Hello and sorry for such a long silence! I’ve had a whirlwind of a time in New York. In and in-between the multitudinous splendours of coffee shops, parks, galleries and neighbourhood exploring I did lots of sketching – I’ll try and put something up every day over the next week or so! Here are a few sketchbook pages to start off with: the first an extremely accurate and proportionate snippet view of Union Square, smokey, trafficy and icy.
It’s been a long time since I saw so much snow and such huge icicles. I stayed in Brooklyn, much more laid-back and human-scaled than Manhattan, with my lovely friend Betty, who showed me all sorts of wonders. Jetlag got me good at first, and the city had me utterly overwhelmed, so I went on many snowy Brooklyn walks, sliding on pavements transformed into ice-sludge lakes and lined by mini-mountains of shovelled snow. It turned out my snow boots were not actually very snow-proof, so I sloshed around Prospect Park, rewarded by sights of lovely trees, bridges, winding paths and bright red cardinals.