Summer Daze with Larry McMurtry

Studio Eidolons

The sun was still high, sulled in the sky like a mule, but Augustus had a keen eye for sun, and to his eye the long light from the west has taken on an encouraging slant.

Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

Forecast today calls for another 100 degrees in this part of Texas. I came in to Studio Eidolons early this morning to sit at the drafting table, read, sketch and occasionally look out the window across Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

Morning Scribbles

After finishing McMurtry’s Comanche Moon, I surprisingly find myself now 36 pages into a re-read of Lonesome Dove. Why? Because when Larry McMurtry relates a story, I see it, hear it, feel its very surroundings. And I find myself reaching for the sketch pad…

More later… Thanks for reading.

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