Decided to do a sketch crawl with Jeff in Winter Park. The weather is beautiful. But of course we picked some shade. ;), originally uploaded by studio318.
After strolling through the farmer's market, we decided on a small area in front of the main park and Amtrak station. The heat was brutal, so the shade we found was a welcome relief.
Some children stopped by and asked cute questions about whether I had really made that tree drawing--their wonder and curiosity is so completely captivating to me. Children just have no fear of showing delight and joy--they express it so freely. I assured them that they too were quite capable of creating the same kind of drawing with a simple ballpoint pen. They absolutely trust what you tell them; they believe in their artistic selves, having extraordinary faith in their own power. So refreshing. That's why I wanted to be a teacher.