I moved to Tremont in August, and when I'd moved, I had lost the cord for my scanner/printer. Now, I did not lose the easy to replace printer cord. No, I lost the printer to the outlet cord which has the strangest ever thing to match up on the printer. I keep hoping that I will find it, because I'm sure ordering one will be nearly as expensive as buying a new machine. '
This little building on St. Clair is a food institution in Cleveland. It's Slyman's, best known for their giant corned beef sandwiches. There doesn't appear to be much else around them, except at lunch time, there can be quite a long line to get in. The only thing bigger than that, is the line for corned beef on St. Patrick's Day.
If you drive on Euclid Avenue around the Cleveland Clinic, you've probably passed this steeple. It's just behind the parking lot of the CVS. I always really liked this kind of thing, and I am so glad that it hasn't been torn down.
The builings of Ohio Technical College have become more numerous and interesting over the years. Their campus now boasts some of the most fun sights on the near east side. This little gem has a basketball court in the back and a balcony with picnic tables. Well, and that's not counting the Dale Earnhart Year of the Rat sculpture in the front, facing Superior Ave.
I had originally planned to draw the northern end of this building, but the sun was just too powerful and there was too little shade. The northern end houses a great sandwich shop, Tastebuds. Though, Tastebuds is on their annual 2 week summer vacation. I only seem to manage to be in the mood for them when they are on their summer break.
This end of the building houses Zygote Press which is a co-op for printmakers. I have never done printmaking, but I have been in the building a few times when this part of town has their holiday open studios.
The Urban Sketchers Cleveland met at League Park this past Saturday. It was a great morning to be outside sketching.
League Park is the original baseball stadium for Cleveland. Some pretty incredible things had happened there. Cy Young pitched there. Babe Ruth hit his 500th homerun there. The outfield fence was taller than the Green Monster in Boston. It was also home to the Cleveland Buckeyes, who won a Negro League World Series there. This building at the wall along East 66th are the last remaining pieces of the structure. When you look at the inside of the wall, you can see evidence of the ramp that went up to the upper level. On Lexington, you can see where the road is wider in front of the park, where the trolley cars stopped to drop off people for the games.
Right now there are efforts to restore the park. The grounds are being maintained, and people are using them for different things. The morning we were there, a man was practicing his golf swing. I also spoke with a man who was walking his two dogs. One wanted to be my best friend while the other seemed to walk herself home.
Joined other sketchers for a great morning out in some mild weather at the Historic Kirtland Village/Urban Sketchers Cleveland sketchcrawl on Saturday morning. The village was founded by Mormons almost 200 years ago, and more recently, they have restored the buildings and offer tours of the grounds. I was surprised how many people were touring around. There were probably 6 or 7 tour groups that passed by, the later in the morning, the larger the groups were.
While I was drawing the yellow how (called the "Red Store"), two groundskeepers pulled up in their golf cart and asked me to draw them into the sketch.
The wood building with the funnels in front was to process "hot ash" which they used to fertizlier and their ceramics. To the left of it was a mill with a wheel. There wasn't any water flowing, so I think the wheel ran on an electric motor for effect.
Didn't realize that I hadn't posted this from early April. I spent a lot of time at Tower City for the film festival in late March. What amazes me about Tower City is that there are contemporary retailers in these old-school shops. This Foot Locker has to be the most elaborate and fancy in their whole chain. It has brass all over the storefront and doors.
I had time the last morning of the film festival to sketch this. I'd gone in around 8am for the volunteers' breakfast and special movie screening. The little sign above the theater of the volunteer screening, instead of the movie title, simply said, "Volun-Tears." Very funny :-)