I just got home from participating in an Elementary School's Art Festival.... what fun!
This was my 2nd year and I am known as the Lady who can draw anything!
The event is two hours long and I drew non stop for the entire two hours. The line was several deep all evening as the students and their families waited their turn to hand me a wrinkled dollar bill and shyly ask for their favorite subject to be sketched on a 12 x 18 piece of white drawing paper. I had taken a small project of my own to work on when times we slow .... but I never got a chance.
Horses, pandas, pets, castles and lots of monkeys. I talked to the on lookers about what I was doing ... starting light and using basic shapes. My drawing skills are better that average but it is the speed in which I can turn them out and the variety of subjects I can pull out of my memory that keep the crowd's attention.
Most were totally impressed and liked the drawings I autographed and handed them ... I always politely took the dollar bill first .... joking with them that if they didn't like it they may not want to pay me for it later. Most parents chuckled at my humor, but the young patrons were serious.
I have no photos to post, perhaps I will get one from the sponsoring art teacher, Brenda. She set up a great event and displayed art work from every student in the school. I had my camera with me but never had a chance to ask an adult to snap a shot.
I think next year, I may get a tee shirt that says I'm the Lady who can draw anything!