October 25, 2018

THE MISSION BEACH ROLLER COASTER


  

India ink on good Arches paper.  2 ½ feet x 2 feet.


Mission Beach Plunge.  The back of an invitation to my show at Mile’s studio, 1983.

           
I got permission to sit on the top of the old Mission Beach Plunge building.  Pen, ink, and paper taped to a drawing board, there I sat and worked in the sunshine on a far corner of the building.  After a few days, it became apparent to me that I would never get it done before I had to begin work at an early hour.  I brought my camera along.  I made a panorama of the roller coaster, and long before Photoshop, I taped it all together with scotch tape. 
           
Finishing the coaster drawing at home was much easier than perching on a gravel roof.  It went into the show, and promptly sold to my mother the Architect. 
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  • Himself:  Had a dreary day filled with “idiots.”  He did finally get an appointment to have his knee fixed.  Hurrah>
  • Myself:  So pleased with the results of the MRI. 
  • Reading:  Still Miss Buncles book.  Center pages have begun falling apart.
  • Gratitude’s:  A long list today…I’m a blesses by the Bluebird of Happiness.



7 comments:

  1. Love this sketch, Mage and it’s big! It’s one I’d love to see up close.

    Glad G finally got his appointment!

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  2. All of your sketches are wonderful. This one is over the moon wonderful. I am so impressed with your creative abilities.

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  3. That drawing is very very very impressive.

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  4. I enjoy looking at that piece every day!

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  5. This etching is truly spectacular! You are really talented — such intricate work. When I was single and began sending Greeting cards, B&W etchings were what I always chose. When he was single, my husband had chosen cards in colors with some music feature. After we wed mostly we sent colorful external snowy winter scenes similar to where we lived those early years. I’ve ceased to see any of the etchings I so liked on the market for years. I still send cards but the number of recipients have dwindled significantly. The cost of postage is unbelievable now, too, as I think about it. I still like etchings, not just for greeting cards.

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  6. Can see why that was a quick sale.

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  7. I have done small shells with a b borrowed repidagraph(?) pen many years ago and thought it was an accomplishment until I saw your above! Oh well ;).




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