This morning was the day for our program for the seniors in Gastonia. The day went well. I wasn’t satisfied with the drawing, but it wasn’t real bad, From 50 yards it would have been very good. LOL
There was a good crowd of us older folk and they seemed to enjoy the presentation. I drew an old standard, “The house by the side Of the Road” by Sam Walter Foss and “Home” by Edgar Guest.
We had several friends (Don & Evelyn, Joann and MaryAnn) come to join us and we had a good time. Carroll and JoAnn who had invited us were there Of course.
One highlight of the morning was seeing Buck B. a fellow marine that I had not seen since 1957. Hey that is longer than I ever expected to live. WE got to meet his wife and share some information from the missing years.
I tried to hurry and destroy the picture but some lady said, “NO! We want the picture, do not tear it up!” So I reluctantly gave it, not that I minded, it just was not that good. I AM SLIPING! (Maybe that should be I have slipped too far to come back. :-O)
Sherry snapped a picture for memories.
(A picture drawn in ten minutes is seldom frame-able, Chalk drawing require colored and florescent lights. It is the story that gets the attention.)
It is not the drawing too much as getting the equipment into the buildings and out again. Also we used to drive a van, but now with a Honda Fit, the equipment fill the little car. LOL So I will not say that is the last picture, but I think it was. LOL (Sherry says she has heard that story before!)
Maybe I will just bone up on the ventriloquism, George my monkey, is easy to carry around.
True story here.
My mentor, Ray Campbell, who was a much better artist than I ever was, invited me to his house once after he was OLD. He was showing me some NEW pictures he had drawn and some he had painted. It broke my heart to see an artist who was famous locally, VERY proud of pictures an 8-10 year old could probably do. I do not want to reach that stage. I don’t think he ever performed once he reached he did, but he thought he could. His words, “The younger guys are being booked and commissioned now.” It was not said in jealousy, just a matter of fact statement.
Had a good day. Life is great!