Last Days of Summer 2005
In August I spent a week on 7th Lake in the Adirondacks, a yearly tradition. Once I discovered that I could draw my friends while spending time with them, I took pen to paper all day. It was more immediately satisfying than my other options for visual documentation: taking a picture on film I couldn't develop for weeks, or using the digital camera option of red eye reduction, itty bitty screen, and no negatives (though I did both also). Documentation is irresistible.
September 2005 I returned to Philly after three months in the Adirondacks, NY. Being back in the city was exhilarating. Things around me were happening so fast I needed an artistic outlet and found that keeping up the habit of drawing my friends was what to do. It was a way for me to document each day and the excitement we all felt to be reunited.