Taking a Coyote to Cape Cod / Tomando Un Coyote a Cape Cod

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SOME MORE OLD sketches discovered recently while going through “my drawers.” The memories are so much more vivid than those I have from photos taken over the years. Maybe because I spent more time on each of these — although some, obviously, didn’t take more than ten minutes. If you need me, you might find me sitting on the Paseo — with my sketchbook.


ALGUNOS ANTIGUOS DIBUJOS descubiertos recientemente mientras revisaba “mis cajones”. Los recuerdos son mucho más vívidos que los que tengo de las fotos haciendo a lo largo de los años. Tal vez porque pasé más tiempo en cada uno de estos, aunque algunos, obviamente, no tomaron más de diez minutos. Si me necesitas, puedes encontrarme sentado en el Paseo, con mi cuaderno de bocetos.

Cape Cod, Massachusets, 1980. The beach was popular for launching small powerboats, so the fumes were unpleasant. But my friends and I were all hung over and we didn’t feel like driving any further.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 1980. La playa era popular por el lanzamiento de pequeñas embarcaciones a motor, por lo que los humos eran desagradables. Pero mis amigos y yo estábamos colgados y no teníamos ganas de conducir más.
On that same Cape Cod beach. Friend Gwen’s dog Sarah. Adopted in Indiana, Gwen was convinced Sarah was part coyote.
En esa misma playa de Cape Cod. La perra, Sarah, de una amiga Gwen. Sarah fue adoptada en Indiana, y Gwen estaba convencida de que ella era parte coyote.
December 1980. Waiting for my father to pick me up at Eastern Shuttle Arrivals at New York’s Laguardia Airport.
Diciembre de 1980. Esperando a que mi padre me recoja en Llegadas de Eastern Shuttle en el aeropuerto Laguardia en Nueva York.
May 1980. African violet in friend Mary’s Boston apartment on Charles Street.
Mayo de 1980. Violeta africana en el apartamento de mi amiga Mary en Boston.
August 1980. Sketch for a poster for Boston’s Museum of Science.
Agosto de 1980. Boceto de un póster para el Museo de Ciencias de Boston.
1975. The model was late for our figure drawing class. So we drew another student.
1975. El modelo llegó tarde para el clase de dibujo de la figura. Entonces dibujamos a otro estudiante.
At a friend’s apartment in Boston. Because it was there…
En el apartamento de un amigo en Boston. Porque estaba ahí …

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

21 thoughts on “Taking a Coyote to Cape Cod / Tomando Un Coyote a Cape Cod”

  1. Really like these! The Cape Cod bring back a few memories for me as well.
    Happy you are sketching.

      1. Yes, what Jim said!!!

        The Cape is our fave place so next year we will try to get there again.
        Your sketching!!!
        What can I say ~ more!

  2. Love your blog title today as I watch coyotes mosey pass my windows along with other wild critters.
    Wonderful drawings I need to start again, I miss it

    1. Parsnip:
      I forgot how relaxing and satisfying… and stimulating… it can be.

  3. interesting selections – animals, people, plants, fish. colored pencil or watercolor for the African violet?

    1. anne marie:
      The African violet was done first in pen and ink and then, because I thought it sucked, I added color using felt-tipped watercolor markers.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      These old sketchbook posts have been all about my starting up again. Interestingly, anything inspires me.

  4. You know, I admire a person who can draw a stick person, even! Mine come out looking like a failed geometry lesson. These are gorgeous! You can draw people, places and things equally well! I really like the ladies at the airport one. Keep drawing just for the sheer joy of it.

    1. Deedles:
      Jerry especially loves the Easter Shuttle drawing. We had it framed for years and noticed it was fading to invisible before we moved to Spain. I scanned it and have tried to “restore” it a bit.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      And you do know I had to run through the entire song in my head!

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