Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Old Town Alpharetta

Old Town Alpharetta
Originally uploaded by daveterry
Last Monday we took a walk around the old town Alpharetta. We had a great time. I found this interesting building and decided to sketch it.

I have a little three legged stool that is as light as a feather. I sat it off to the side of the walkway. I wedge my metal ruler into the sketchbook and have glued magnets on the bottom of my watercolors. I just suspend them using the strong magnets off to the side of my sketchbook. I look like I know what I'm doing but it's a sham.

People came by, some stop and look. Others look over their shoulder as they pass. And some fathers with their children stopped to watch.

"See, he's drawing that building."

I was pleased that he could tell what I was drawing. I had doubts myself. But after hearing him tell his daughter, I gained a little more confidence.

Another little girl and her father came by. She was leading a small scruffy dog. I actually wanted to stop what I was sketching and draw him. He was a great subject. I told her she could sketch her dog.

But she looked at me like I was some crazy man.

I went back to my sketching.

I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home. - Robert Orben quotes