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Today’s (Jan. 31) addition to my November 2000 sketchbook drawings was made during a concert at Carnegie Hall that WE attended during OUR trip to New York City. I want to get this loaded before the midnight hour, since this date is my birthday and WE attended a Tucson Symphony performance at Tucson’s Concert Hall earlier today. I didn’t do a drawing today, but I thought about loading this one. I was also escorted into a surprise B-Day party and imbibed my semi-annual quota of two beers and am now ‘talking’ my way into sobriety and eventual good night’s sleep… though I still am late enough to qualify for the Insomniac’s Group!

Anyway, back to the evening at Carnegie Hall in November, 2000. I don’t remember the performance, but the ‘WE’ who attended included my wife and her father Jack deSimone. Jack had been the behind the scenes Public Relations legs in the late 1950’s early 60’s that was crucial in saving Carnegie Hall from being demolished for a new mid-Manhattan office tower. He’d also served on their Board of Directors for many years and was at this stage an honored Honorary Board Member. We were given seats in the lower box seats (like those in the drawing on the opposite side. Many a dignitary came to say hello to Jack before and after the performance. That was memorable.

Carnegie Hall is still one of the most iconic and sought after musical performance spaces in the world. This isn’t a great sketch… but I was busy being introduced and all that. I think that’s enough conversation… time for the show… or load of the sketch… enjoy!
In 2013 I’m having fun reformatting many an old sketch and then reloading them. On this one I used a number of Photoshop effects to recreate the original atmosphere of the concert.

Just in case anyone reads this and CRAVES to see more of this artist’s works, then you can CLICK ON the “FIRST TAG” below (jlh designs) and there’ll be pages of his artistic expressions! Enjoy ;-)))

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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  • aaeiinnn
    aaeiinnnalmost 5 years ago

    two of my ‘would like to go’
    places are, carnegie hall and royal albert hall
    the latter i may attain one day – super sketch x

  • thanks… AND I take the “super… x” to heart the most…
    ;-)))xo

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

  • thanks….

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Welcome to Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends Group. Wonderful work!! :D

  • I feel “welcome” and appreciate “wonderful”…
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • the privilege is mine…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Jeff Schauss
    Jeff Schaussalmost 5 years ago

    Another image for the “New Yorker” well done

  • Thanks Jeff… maybe all your encouragement will convince me to take another NYC trip… and arrange to go see them New Yorker mag guys…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • bev langby
    bev langbyalmost 5 years ago

    its wonderful James and hope u had a great birthday matey xx

  • it was almost as good a bash as I’d a had with my mates from OZ!!! wish you’d been there!!!
    ;-)))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • madvlad
    madvladalmost 5 years ago

    so?how do you get to car knee hall?parctice, practice pratice,ops, one too many you hang around a lot of great place,why do they let you in?-

  • It’s WHO I hang with… and dat not gallows humor either… I finally got smart and married UP!!!!!!!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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




    Just in case anyone reads this and CRAVES to see more of this artist’s works, then you can CLICK ON the “FIRST TAG” below (jlh designs) and there’ll be pages of his artistic expressions! Enjoy ;-)))

  • Keala
    Kealaabout 1 month ago

  • thanks… so here’s a Mug of New Years Cheer…

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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