Graphite on Bristol Smooth
EDM# 36 Draw in Public
I usually draw or read while Alana has soccer practice, but I sit far enough away that no one can see what I’m doing. So Saturday I pulled my chair up with everyone else pulled out my supplies and began to work on this drawing. Everything was fine at first, then questions started. What are you doing? Why are you drawing that? Are you an artist? And then they were silently watching me . I got very nervous, and my face was getting hot and my ears starting to burn. I knew they were turning red . So with my embarrassment meter on high alert, I made an excuse to put my art supplies back in my bag. I don’t know if I was bothered by the questions or that fact that so much attention was focused on what I was doing. Very thought provoking…
Now about the dog. Her name is Storm and she is my friend’s pit bull. She is a very sweet natured dog. I know there is a stigma attached to this breed, but this dog loves children and is constantly socialized. To tell you the truth I couldn’t pick a pit bull out of a line up, and I certainly would not have guessed that Storm was a pit bull.