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I drive home on local streets after work. On Friday, while I was stopped at the light, I noticed the view from the parking lot behind a corner pancake place. Instead of continuing on my merry way I turned the corner, entered the lot and maneuvered my car until I was satisfied with the view and suspiciously loitered for awhile.

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Two blocks away a decrepit driveway is getting a makeover. This miniature mixer of something was across the street tethered to a dump truck which left before I could get to it. Oh well.

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Somehow I had leftover energy after work and decided to drive around the backs of the buildings along the main road in “town” and see what I could see. Things turned out to be ramshackle and interesting. I found this view just to the left of the back door of a Unisex Salon.

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Things just catch the eye. Maybe that also takes practice – noticing and looking.

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It’s funny how these things happen. This is a Very Boring place. Very. On this day though, after I parked, I noticed the curved rooftops. And they were interesting. Strange how this happens.

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I spotted this across the street from the big Stop & Shop where there just happened to be a convenient parking spot from which to sit and sketch..

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The last of the Inktober sketches:

#29 the Boars Head truck tucked next to the cigar store caught my eye.

#30 I was way across the street in another strip mall when I spotted this bright yellow truck backed up to the pizza place.

#31 The new location for the discount store that still has Everything. The layout inside is exactly the same and the larger parking lot is full and active. There is a new striped awning and room for seasonal items outside. Feels happy – good for them.

Inktober was fun. Most were drawn when I went out to get coffee at lunchtime. A lot of the others had me purposely driving around hoping something would catch my eye, or while I was at work (coffee break!) or out with the NYC Urban Sketchers. Fun. Enjoyed drawing parts of bigger things in a very small pad. Maybe a habit?

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