Remember a few/many blog posts ago (“A Busy Day” from Nov. 6) I mentioned that I walked down to Union Square Park before heading up to MOMA studio? I sat on the exact bench from the week before and waited for likely people to settle down.

I was a peculiar day. The park wasn’t as busy as usual. Instead of benches crowded with lunchers just waiting for me there were squirrels sitting on them. One kept getting on my bench looking for my food. I didn’t know whether to be calm or to go screaming down the avenue.

After I finished with Mr. Red Cap I pulled out the sketches for my “Union Square #1” book and completed them. In case anyone is interested this is one way to lay out a one-page book. The paper can be any size.

I had a menu in my purse from the cafe at the Museum of The City of New York where I had lunch during a recent weekday NYC Urban Sketchers gathering at Harlem Meer.

After I finished with the drawing I ate some lunch and then took the subway uptown to MOMA.

This book became the basis for the collages I created in the next few hours. Stay tuned.

(By the way: from this point forward my MOMA Studio posts will reference a number – tomorrow will be MOMA 2 – the number indicates that it was my second session in their studio which is in conjunction with the current exhibition of Matisse Cut Outs.)

iPad; New Trent Arcadia stylus.
#1&2: Gridded notebook and Tombow Pen, sketches photographed using iPad and then imported into ArtRage for painting.

#3: menu, Tombow brush.