To start the story in the middle of the morning’s drawing session: our work was interrupted by wailing sirens coming down Oak Street and stopping right in front of our cafe. Evidently the coffee was too strong for an elderly woman who fainted. Her companions called the ambulance but thankfully, she seemed to be in fairly good condition, since the emts were quite calm after measuring her blood pressure. They nevertheless took her away in the ambulance.
The morning began with Erik Johnson and Barbara Shirk and Barbara Summers occupying a new spot on the veranda for a different view of The cafe and the neighborhood. This shot was taken by Penelope who arrived a little later–but before the ambulance!Barbara Shirk was working on a beautiful drawing she started the week before of a woman and her dog. She added some people in the windows behind them.
Penelope bought a chocolate cream cheese cupcake, which she cut in half, planning to draw half and eat half. Unfortunately, she started drawing both with only a small bite out of one of the pieces, and ended up taking most of the whole thing home. It was one of the most amorphous subjects ever attempted by our little group….