UrsulaV (ursulav) wrote,
UrsulaV
ursulav

I think I'll go to the zoo tomorrow. I have an itch for some life drawing. And if I do wind up moving to AZ, this'll be my last chance for awhile to draw the takin.

While drawing at the zoo is sort've like being one of the animals--you're definitely on display--I find people are remarkably friendly and complimentary. I feel like a stage magician or something..."And thus with a simple stroke of the pencil...behold the wombat!" I mean, not that I'd say anything like that, but it's how people react. I know a lot of people get annoyed drawing at the zoo, but I always come away feeling cheerful and energized about how friendly everyone is. I think maybe since I'm completely steeped in art--it's all I do, it's most of what I talk about, it's 99% of the places I hang out on-line--I'm always amazed at what a foreign world it is to a lot of people, and how enthusiastic they can be about the relatively simple process of hanging out and scribbling drawings of mountain goats. S'gratifying.
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