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Day 29. Cambie Village.

sitting outside a jj beans on a grey day in a blue mood.

👋🏼 Hello reader.

On this grey morning, I woke up feeling blue.

This is Day 29 of 30 Days of Vancouver, my daily drawing project to capture accidental art all over this new part of my world.

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Whenever I am blue, I find solace in the music and lyrics of Chet Baker, who is my official spirit animal -

“Some folks were meant to live in clover
But they are such a chosen few.
And clover, being green, is something
I’ve never seen.
Coz I was born to be blue.”

“When there’s a yellow moon above me,
They say there’s moonbeams I should view.
But moonbeams being gold, are
Something I can’t behold.
Coz I was born to blue.”

  • Chet Baker, “Born to be Blue”

I also thought about these words from my favourite author, Kurt Vonnegut -

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Today was also the tenth straight day of leaving behind art for a stranger to find. Last week I explained why I am doing this and how it empowers me as an artist & human being.

Today I found a message on Instagram from someone who found the first drawing I had left on Day 20 in Kerrisdale. I shared the story on Twitter:

Here is what they said:

Dear reader, if this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. Thanks for giving me a space in your inbox. I hope you’re having a good day.

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30 Days of Vancouver
A 30-day daily drawing project all over the city of Vancouver, Canada. (1 Apr - 30 Apr 2022)
Nishant Jain