August 4, 2007
Here's yesterday's photo of my nephew standing in front of my Element and holding the sketch I did for him:
And here's the sketch itself:
This sketch is a prime example of why I ought to be looking at what I'm drawing, rather than using my memory: don't you love the way the side of the Element sags into the drawing?!
Later I had to spend more than an hour washing the Element (using baking soda) because a tree dripped sap all over it, and it looked like a cabal of farmers had stood around it spitting chewing tobacco onto it. It looked like acidy stains. The paint doesn't seem to have been pocked or anything, but it was quite a job trying to get the brown off the vehicle. It kind of scared me--I was afraid my new vehicle was already ruined.