Visual diary: cute coffee shop, Little Italy

Yesterday afternoon I went to a nearby cafe to do some writing; after I finished my pages I ended up sketching the interior of the place for about 35-50 minutes. Pretty damn pleased with the sketch, even if some of the lines and proportions are goofy.

Sketch of the interior of The Green Grind cafe, Toronto

I’d like to do more working in cafes, libraries, and other public spaces from here on out. I’ve noticed my mood has been a little more volatile lately; I’ll feel great in the middle of the day, and then kind of depressed by bedtime. Yesterday I spent the entire day indoors. When I left the apartment today to walk to the cafe, I was surprised by how sunny it was outside. Then I realized I should probably be getting out more, now that we’re living in a basement apartment. Today I plan to try for a free noon concert and another go at the St Lawrence Market.

Oh, and the drawing is about 8″ x 9″ — not huge, but not so tiny as my usual. πŸ™‚


6 responses to “Visual diary: cute coffee shop, Little Italy

  1. Love this picture, Lisa! “Coffee Shops I Have Know and Loved” — a fun series for your travel journal,

    • Thanks, Sherry! πŸ™‚ That may well become a real series. I realized the other day that I need more practice in drawing spaces, interiors, buildings, and so forth, if I ever want to fully illustrate my dreams. Hence the coffee-shop sketch. πŸ™‚

  2. Fantastic work Lisa, once glance and i feel like i know what this coffee shop looked like! that is pure success!

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