It’s Labor Day in the US, so forgive me if I decided to slack off a bit and share piece that I don’t really think is quite up to snuff. Weekday holidays are among the least-read days here at PopCult, so I didn’t want to run a primo piece here while everybody was off Labor Daying it up or something.

This is a crude pastel crayon drawing on textured paper of a scene I photographed from the L as it was crossing the Chicago River. I loved the way the vibrant blue sky was reflected in the glass buildings that dominated the skyline from this vantage point.

It just didn’t translate well into pastels. I didn’t get the amount of definition between all the reflective surfaces of the buildings and the actual sky, so it just looks like a pretty blue mess. I may revisit this with a high-detailed painting, or I might take the easy route and just run the photo. Either way, that’s what I got for you today. And yes, I know this is the fourth time I’ve used that title for a piece in this space. I like the song, a lot.

To see it bigger try clicking HERE.

Over in radioland, all-day Monday on The AIR, we are going to Swing Into Labor Day with a 31-hour marathon of The Swing Shift that will last until 7 AM Tuesday. It’s our special way of taking the day off. Another special way we’re doing that is by delaying this week’s new RFC until Thursday, since we usually record the show on Monday, and I gots other stuff to do.

Happy Labor Day, everybody!