Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sketching "in tractus" - a winter fun

President's Day- No school- Museums closed.
Thea and I decide to go "sketching in tractus" (winter sketching - through the windows of the car) after we pick up Nina at her friend's on Nicollet and 46th. Besides our sketch books and art supplies, we have a picnic, a thermos of tea and chocolate covered butter cookies from Trader Joe's. 
Nina is not that happy but goes along and loves the challenge. We think of Liberty Frozen Custard close by and start there, right when I park a flower van pulls next to me blocking part of the view, but we manage to get a glimpse and do our first sketch. We head towards Minnehaha Parkway chasing some nice houses, never agreeing on the right one... finally end up on Fremont Ave S where WE KNOW there are nice houses between 43rd and 50th St, "double lots" as we call them.

Here is the one we ended up sketching on 5054 Fremont Ave. 


We decide to go towards North East to draw some industrial buildings but end up getting lost past the river and discover the Historic Marcy Neighborhood where I took one side of the street with 424 5th Ave SE and the girls the other corner- 426 5th Ave SE.

We get a little lost and end up at the entrance of the Heritage Trail with a beautiful view of downtown and everything else on the other side of the river.

Heritage Trail, by Talin and Nina


  1. Talin, I loved seeing these scenes through your eyes and your daughters'. An exciting sketching adventure. I never think to take a picnic! Great idea.

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