Monday, April 7, 2008

Artsy on the subway

I was riding the subway on my way home Saturday. The train was fairly empty, with nothing unusual going on. There was a couple sitting close by that were obviusly tourists...they were snapping pictures of the advertisements. There was a man skecthing in a book and a girl listening to an MP3 player. I pulled out my crochet and quit paying attention to anything else.

About halfway home (on DeKalb for all you subway savvy peeps), the man with the sketchbook got up, slid a piece of paper onto the emtpy seat next to me and ran off the train to catch a connecting train.

I was pretty surprised when I looked at the paper and the man had sketched me crocheting! I looked out the window and was able to manage a wave of thanks before my train took off again.



How neat is that!?

Artsy New Yorkers = just one more reason I love this city.

21 comments:

Rachel said...

The deadline for Crochet For Fun Magazine (Although the name will be changed :P) is Auguest 1st.

Laura said...

Oh wow, that is so awesome! I know you'll really treasure that drawing! Maybe the subway artist thought you were cute, LOL!

My dad was a wonderful artist, and so are my oldest brother and sister, who are twins. My brother draws in a cartoon-type style, while my sister draws more "natural" (for lack of a better word) type drawings. My sister won a drawing contest in high school, and got one of her drawings displayed in the Smithsonian. Interestingly though, neither one of them pursued an art career - my sister is a psychologist, and my brother is a construction worker/plumber.

Somehow the drawing talent completely skipped over me, because I can't even draw a straight line, LOL! : ( I think my son has some drawing talent though - his drawings are really good for a 5 year old.

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CraftyAshley said...

That is so cool and neat! Wow what a compliment. What are you going to do with the drawing, frame it or something? I can't get over how cool that is. What a great creative city. I would of thought that would cheer you up on working on a Saturday! :-)

Jen said...

Way cool! That's a lovely portrait!

Bezzie said...

I LOVE it! And what a great story to go with it!

BarbaraJean said...

He did a great job. How sweet of him to give it to that way - expected nothing in return!

Laurah said...

That is so great! It's a very good drawing, especially for on the subway. And you're crocheting, which is so neat. Lucky!

Kimberly said...

What a great story!

inkberryblue said...

What a gorgeous story, and what a great drawing ~ he really captured your likeness. I love New York! I visited in 2002 and was really captivated by it's artyness (and elegance) too.

Andrea Moberly said...

How cool is that?! Its such a flattering portrait too!

I PAID someone to do a portrait of me in Paris, and it was no where near that good - my husband and I thought it was a beautiful picture... of someone else!

Mimi said...

That is a wonderful story...a lovely gift from a stranger.

Anonymous said...

Get out of here??? That's so awesome!! What a story and what a beautiful sketch!! Anony Joyce

Karen said...

How awesome is that?!? Really cool and he did a great job!

Riohnna said...

How cool!!!

Zarah said...

WOW! How cool is that?? What a gift. Makes me thing I should take the train more often :)

Lesalicious said...

How nice of him. Cute.:)

Cami said...

That is awsome, he did a fantastic job! What a sweet thing to have happen to you.

PeWee said...

That's so great! What a treasure he gave you!

Artemis said...

DE-kalb (I must remind myself XD)

That's really awesome. I miss mass transit.