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São Paulo shoemaker's eye-catching mess

6 monthes ago   |   By Urban Sketchers

I made this drawing of Mr. Mavi, the shoemaker, and his workshop at Paula Ferreira Avenue in São Paulo. I went there to get the zipper of one of my jackets fixed. He fixed it for me and didn't even want to charge me. I couldn't help but notice how messy the workshop was. But what a great scene! I asked if I could come by to draw it some other time. I don't know if he understood, but he nodded his head.
When I showed up days later, I explained what I planned to do and he quickly offered me a chair. He was very willing to help, but I said I would stand up and not to worry! I spent from ten...
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