"...In with the new."
This lady at the table next to me was so tired she was almost bent in half. She took her time recuperating and after a long while got up and slowly headed out of the mall. Shopping is brutal.
Made it to the other side. Through the holiday brou-haha and weeks of the season's madness. Admit it, all that hugger-mugger can frighteningly resemble mass hysteria, doesn't it? Ahhh, but it's once a year. I gotta figure out how to do this differently next year.
But here I am, finally found a moment's respite. What with battling the residual cough from the New York flu and holiday obligations, one can get really frazzled. So, coffee and cake in the afternoon at my favorite cafe (Rooz). Above sketch done at the SF mall on my daughter's birthday shopping spree. I sat at a table amidst the throngs harvesting the after Christmas sales in the building, I guarded the shopping bags and held the coats. People watching was superb.
Hope you all had a fun and safe holiday break.
Update. Link to larger jpeg of above sketchbook page here.