It’s Monday, and it’s almost February, and we currently going through the annual “January Thaw” here in Chicago, which means the worst is yet to come…
But for now, I will give me love and thoughts to my world. In Chicago there is a neighborhood called Humboldt Park – which houses one of my favorite places in the world… Humboldt Park :) Sadly Humboldt is also known for really terrible crime, which seems to have surged recently – and the reason it breaks my heart is because I love this place so much (and it’s not even my neighborhood!) I spent my Sunday in the area and just loved it and I can’t wait until spring and summer when the flowers will bloom, and ill pick new garden plants at Adams and Son and ride my bike to the Boathouse at the (Humboldt) Park. So this Monday, i give it to you Humboldt Park Chicago
Sally Ryan for The New York Times 9/23/08 Chicago, IL Division Street between Western and California avenues in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood is framed by large sculptures of the Puerto Rican flag. Author Saul Bellow grew up near the park, which figures into his writings.
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 10: Revelers celebrate while walking down Fifth Avenue during the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10, 2012 in New York City. The Puerto Rican Day Parade draws hundreds of thousands and was first celebrated in New York City in 1958. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)
It’s been a while since I did a for realz Diary Comic and today when I went to grab coffee and sit and draw one… i realized i forgot my pencil box! I borrowed a ball-point pen and drew a whole comic without erasing for the first time – I am actually pretty proud! This comic is my first AS IS comic, no erasing, no white out and the only photo shop is the coloring. It doesn’t look anything like what I normally do, but I hope ya’ll will enjoy it!
Some notes about this particular comic…
I have this program where you get an email that tells you what happened on that day on Facebook a year ago, and this week was when I first heard this song. All of us remember, there are over 300 MILLION views on Youtube, and maybe we loved it so much because it was so unfortunately realistic.
I normally wouldn’t put so many words in a comic, but I needed to say it – I’ve always wanted to say it. And maybe some of you who know me are thinking “OMG WHY IS SHE STILL TALKING ABOUT THIS IT WAS A YEAR AGO” well… sorry, but it happened and it was rough and hard and it’s a part of me now, and probably always will be.
I like writing about real things and real things aren’t always good, and most things don’t work out, and that’s ok! We all have dark times but it gets sunny again :)
I love you all! <3