So yesterdays, I bought a Bicycle for 60e, that's about $80.00. My life expectancy has been reduced considerably but after two weeks of waiting for bus's and walking amongst strolling pedestrians, well I had to get out of that rut. You know you're really somebody when you have a bike in Rome. Today, I cruised down to the Pantheon to do some sketches, and on the way, I stopped into a little art supply store and got a bright idea to do some rubbings. They would make great Christmas/ birthday gifts for years to come. So I bought some velium and a stick of conte and headed on. I was wearing a white shirt, blue tie, and jeans which I think make me appear more approachable while working. I started my rubbings on the tablature to the right of the front door. Half way through I had a crowd of 10 all watching, and by the time I was done (15 min) It was already sold for 20e. I headed back to the art supply and did it all again, and again.
Rubbings can be kind of a mindless but they create one to one scale carbon copies. These people will always be able to touch that paper and say they're touching the pantheon”¦ and I get to go drinking and dancing tonight!