Benedicte and I met up at Midway and took the Orange Line which let us off a couple of blocks from the hotel. After checking in we walked to the Art Institute, scoped out the lions and continued walking until we reached Crown Fountain and then the Bean. It was late in the afternoon and the sun was shining in our eyes making sketching the Bean difficult so we went back to the lions and spent a – I don’t really know how long – couple of hours happily concentrating on one of them. We walked back to the hotel, via Wabash, and hooked up with Kate (Seattle) for dinner.

Stillman and Birn Alpha Series sketchbook, Staedtler Pigment Pen 07, Pitt brush pen.