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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

The New York City Ballet fall season started up today, and I headed back to Lincoln Center for a full day of rehearsals on Swan Lake.  The pace at NYCB is always in high gear (opening night is tomorrow!), and to top off 5  1/2 hours of orchestra rehearsals, I then headed off to the Empire Hotel to support my husband who was acting as emcee for an evening of music and talk with some of the choreographers of the new works being put up this season.

Not being as youthful as I once was, I found myself fading fast as the evening wore on.  A big hint that I had reached my limit was when my black ballpoint pen ran out of ink and it felt to me like the world was ending.

Note to self: Get more sleep and carry around a spare black ballpoint pen!

I did manage this sketch of a patron listening in rapt attention to the music.  (She actually WAS wearing a striped shirt in shades of blue!)  So…

It’s all good!

She listened to the tune,

Which ended all too soon.

Then my black pen up and died,

And I left feeling fried.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

It was hard to sketch shortly,

Since my subject was portly.

But he posed like a film star,

While enjoying a cigar.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Working construction, 

Is a production.

When the day’s a wrap,

You might need a nap.

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From My Sketchbook – (But Not From My Scanner!)

When in spite of your cries,

Your trusty scanner dies,

It’s time for a new route,

(Or, then a photo shoot.)

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Life is well and good,

In the Brooklyn ‘hood.

If you’re in any doubt,

Beards are in, hair is out.

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From My Sketchbook – An Ode to My Mom

I just arrived back to the Big Apple after a lovely weekend spent with my mom at her cottage in NH.   As always, she put up with me most graciously, made me fabulous meals and a t0-die-for  rhubarb pie, and cheered me on at my trio recital in Vermont.  I could go on and on about all that I love about my mom, but for now I’m offering up this simple “ode” and cartoon to her…

I am truly blessed,

Since my mom’s the best.

She is pretty switched on,

(Except from dusk to dawn.)

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

When hot and humid is broadcast,

You may be dreading the forecast.

If you can’t get to a pool,

At least the trains will be cool.

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