Folly Time in K’ville!

I’m not sure whether this would be considered a typical site in France or not.  But here in Kernersville, we recently had our annual Spring Folly Festival.  When my fellow artist friend, Debbie, and I went to draw downtown, I was delighted to see folks setting up the rides in Harmon Park.  Color! Shape! Line! Fun!

I’ve imagined myself going to these festival events we have here and actually drawing on site while they’re happening.  I realized as I sat there with hardly anyone around (and enjoying that fact!) that I’m not sure I’m cut out for drawing events like this.  I’m not good in crowds.  That is to say, hordes of people in small spaces are not my idea of fun.  Hmmm…

Maybe I’ll stick to showing up a day early to sketch the set-up.

Or maybe, I’ll get brave someday and go and draw in the midst of the crowd!

Maybe in the morning…when there aren’t too many people yet. 🙂


0 thoughts on “Folly Time in K’ville!

  1. freebirdsings says:

    Love your picture! So colorful and fun looking. But what’s a fair without people? I dare you (unless it costs) to go back and draw three people and then you can hightail it out of there. I’m not much for crowds myself but I bet no one really bothers you. Treat yourself to some cotton candy after wards)(and maybe after drawing it)!

      • freebirdsings says:

        Next year sounds good! It’s hard to get out in public at all which you do plenty of. Now you’ll just be looking for a “someone, somewhere” perhaps to add to a drawing. Most pieces work best without anyone in them such as your farm ones. Then a person can see the self there if they want but I’ve learned many public places do better showing some of the public. I was having a bit of fun with you on the challenge simply because I know how hard it is for me to include people and not because I don’t want to really but because they move faster than I can get them down. Guess I need to practice more of that gesture drawing!

  2. raenassketchbook says:

    I find that I get flustered in really big crowds. I find myself wanting to be separated and unnoticed as I sketch! I tried to go unnoticed one in a Vegas casino, but I was the one that stood out. I mentioned to my family that I just need a shirt with bright flashy lights all over it, then I would blend right in!

    Lovely page!

    • jenpedwards says:

      Thanks Raena!! I think for me its the noise and the feeling of being hemmed in by all those people!!! I will need to find a spot off to the side to observe the crowd and not be IN the crowd!!

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