I attended the Boonslick Art and Music Crawl on July 24th. The organizers encouraged some plein air drawing by regional artists, and I got in on the act. The sketch above is a rendition of the Hotel Fredrick in downtown Booneville that I completed during the day.
I got interested in the event after picking up a brochure with drawings of little rats on it that looked incredibly like my Izzy the mouse character. Apparently these rats are the mascots for the event organizers, the Turner Hall River Rats for the Arts. The rats were originally designed by Tim Nadeau, and the cool poster for the event was drawn by Holly Hughes. The rats even look so much like Izzy that one of my friends saw the poster for the event and thought I had drawn it!