Above: Fire Hose Nozzles through the ages. All were brass or copper metal with shiny chrome bases, and one had a red handle. I didn't have time to paint them, I just pushed through sketching as many as possible. (Handmade journal, 7 x 7 inches, Nideggen, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist's Calligraphy Pen.) Click on the image to view an enlargement.
On Sunday April 7th I went along to the MetroSketchers meeting at the Firefighters' Hall and Museum. My friend Linda Koutsky, who is the "Weekend Tourist," found this delightful spot and took me for a visit about a month ago. Our time there was short so I didn't get to sketch anything but a couple faces from old photos in their banquet area. I couldn't wait to go back.
There was a huge turn out and after the sketching (most people were there from noon to 3, I didn't arrive until 1 p.m. because of family obligations) we all put out our work and inspired each other.
I have to admit I had a bit of "Alizarin Crimson envy."