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Feature in “Pen and Ink Corner” 2/7/14

In 1994 I was called and chosen for jury duty. I was seated in the front row of the jury box and given a 4 1/4″ × 5 1/2" lined yellow note pad and a black ball-point pen. Rather than notes I made sketches, not sure whether it was ‘legal’ I kept the pad in my lap and drew as surreptitiously as possible. When we were sent to the jury room for deliberations several of the jurors who’d noticed my activities over the past few trial days asked to see my drawings. They were passed around the table before the discussion of the ‘case’ began. I asked permission to draw the jurors, promising they’d all hate my drawing of them, but like all the others. Permission granted and several asked if they could have copies. In the following week, after we found the poor shlup taxi driver guilty, I assembled all the drawings onto a large piece of white butcher paper and made large format copies. May you enjoy this judicial cast of characters… and may none of them be RB followers and sue me for defamation!

A persona who has apparently lived a relatively long, varied and eclectic life. My Red Bubble portfolios reflect my seeming persona… and IF there’s any veracity to these reflections then some sense of HUMOUR and enjoyment should be PRESENT!
‘Ola!’ ;~}}}

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  • James Lewis Hamilton
    James Lewis Ha...about 1 year ago

    In 1994 I was called and chosen for jury duty. I was seated in the front row of the jury box and given a 4 1/4″ × 5 1/2" lined yellow note pad and a black ball-point pen. Rather than notes I made sketches, not sure whether it was ‘legal’ I kept the pad in my lap and drew as surreptitiously as possible. When we were sent to the jury room for deliberations several of the jurors who’d noticed my activities over the past few trial days asked to see my drawings. They were passed around the table before the discussion of the ‘case’ began. I asked permission to draw the jurors, promising they’d all hate my drawing of them, but like all the others. Permission granted and several asked if they could have copies. In the following week, after we found the poor shlup taxi driver guilty, I assembled all the drawings onto a large piece of white butcher paper and made large format copies. May you enjoy this judicial cast of characters… and may none of them be RB followers and sue me for defamation!

  • YOU MAY WANT TO VIEW “LARGE” so you read the written titles for each of the sketched faces!!!
    ENJOY ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • banrai
    banraiabout 1 year ago

    wonderful piece

  • ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasabout 1 year ago

    a marvelous record – for me would tell more than any notes could have

  • yes indeed they do… I’m particularly taken with the defense lawyer… free public defender… he so obviously didn’t care about his client or the trial… I have him picking his teeth… ah, justice… like drawing… a many splendid thing…
    thanks for dropping by the courtroom today! ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • wormink
    worminkabout 1 year ago

    looks about right enjoy and create

  • looks, as justice, can be deceiving… but comments always appreciated!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

  • LisaMM
    LisaMM11 months ago

    !

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!.
    You have been featured in “THE PEN & INK CORNER”

  • Lisa, thanks for your judgment that this deserves a Feature!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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