6:30 pm Gather sketchbooks and pens.
6:45 pm Walk through museum doors with anxiety and excitement.
6:50 pm Meander... Where to start?
6:52 pm Empty area found. With my back to a corner & Roz' warm up mantra in my ear, commence sketch of hugemongous leg bones.
6:55 pm Two college guys appear nearby. I start on a whale-ish skull and am distracted - hoping they ignore me. Mojo gained is quickly fading & I move on.
Other than the fun coincidence of seeing my daughter's college friends, I was alone for about 30 glorious minutes. Just me and some very old and very skinny buddies.
Then the program for kids ended and a constant trickle of families flowed through the museum. I need to work on maintaining focus in the midst of varying distraction. One more page of bones after the mammoth and I moved on to furry specimens.
I intended to sketch people too, but the kids were in zoom mode and I stuck with fur & antlers. Six pages added and 40 minutes till closing. The sketching bug was giving way to the food & couch bug. I wrapped up with a page of blind contours. Fun stuff. A yearly museum pass sounds like a pretty cool deal right now.
Oh, and I'm counting these three pages for #inktober 14, 15 & 16. Halfway there!