A few thoughts to go with this sketch from a very full day at Wingate University with my oldest daughter, Catherine, for freshman orientation:
*It was as much orientation for me (a parent) as it was for her.
*Information overload hit me about noon. Day wasn’t over until 6 pm. Whew!
*Overall impression: Amazed at this wonderful school and that Catherine has earned and been given the opportunity to go to Wingate.
*In case you’re wondering…they are the Bulldogs!
*Sketch made with trusty bic pen while shivering in the air-conditioning, sitting for hours on end in between walking outdoors in the rain to the next lecture. Note to self: bring sweater AND umbrella next time!
*Watercolor added in early this morning. I like working this way: draw on site, in the moment. Then relive the moment as I add watercolor touches. Nice way to savor life.
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Such a big step-taking your daughter to college. You very nicely captured the moment.
Thank you Sandra! It feels like a HUGE step indeed!
Hear hear! No better way to enjoy life, I say. And no better way to fight information overload than to sketch the crowd – I do the same thing. Fine sketch – really captures the moment. Congratulations on your daughter – the pride comes through.
Thanks Dan! I love how you’ve pointed out that drawing helped me deal with the information overload! I didn’t even realize it at the time…but it is SO TRUE!!! Thanks for visiting, as always!
How well I remember going with my son to such an event! Information overload is putting it mildly, but what a great way to cope with it. Great study! nancy
I work at a university and there is a lot to know when you start out. i hope your daughter has a great experience there. Love the drawing.
Nice capture! This is a wonderful piece to be treasured for the future when you have grandkids