Almost a year ago today, in the description for a Monday Morning Art piece, I mentioned Coronavirus by name for the first time. I’d been aware of it since mid-December of 2019, when my toy industry contacts gave me a heads up, and I decided to skip attending last year’s Toy Fair in New York. With the world on hold, I haven’t been able to travel, and I find myself, just like last week, missing Chicago. So this week I knocked out a random cityscape, from memory, of some of the buildings in the Windy City.

This was done with pastel crayons on airbrush paper, and then It was scanned through a layer of plastic to keep me from schmutzing-up my scanner. Because of that, I did a little color correction to make it look more like the original piece. I’d be schocked if this matches up with a real view, since I was just trying to mash together different buildings from the River North district, and present them with what I hope seems like realistic lighting.

If you want to see it bigger, just click on the image.

Meanwhile, Monday at 9 AM on The AIR, we bring you six episodes of Mel Larch’s MIRRORBALL, so you can boogie down and disco dance your way though the day. That might be a better idea for those of you still working from home. Then you can tune into a recent episode of  Prognosis at 3 PM.

Due to the lockdown in the UK, the Haversham Recording Institute programs will be in rerun mode for the next few weeks.  Luckily we have a pretty extensive library of high-quality repeats to share with you.

You can hear Prognosis on The AIR Monday at 3 PM, with replays Tuesday at 7 AM, Wednesday at 8 PM, Thursday at Noon, Saturday at 10 AM and Sunday at 2 PM.

You can listen to The AIR at the website, or on the embedded radio player at the top of the right-hand column of this blog.