Sunday, July 12, 2009

Little Piggies

What a great day! No bike riding but a very relaxed morning and then the afternoon at the beach. It was really wonderful.

Any time I've walked up and down a beach, I've just loved how the little kids play with the waves...running up to them,
then laughing and squealing as the waves play back and chase after them. I think the laugh of a small child is one of the best sounds in the world. The ocean just seems to have an effect on everyone. Wish I lived nearer to one...

Here's a sketch of my little piggies. I have to say that I think they look much more attractive in real life. You see my toes, the seaweed from
high tide, the surf and then the horizon. As I was sitting on the beach soaking up the ambiance and drawing my own toes, a family of 4 (a man, a woman, and two children) walked along the beach and then went to stand where the waves were coming in. They stood across the beach (child, dad, child, mom) right in front of where I was sitting and held hands while the waves came in. The kids were thrilled. I grabbed my camera and took some pictures of them. It was the sweetest family scene. I was a little worried they'd think I was a stalker but I approached them to see if they'd like me to email the photos to them. They were happy that I'd taken the pictures and said it was the first time the kids had been to the beach. It's so cool that I could give them pictures of part of their experience! Digital cameras and email have really changed the way the world works.

I also did some sketches of people. They were pissing me off, though, because
they wouldn't stand still! I'd just barely get their head drawn and then they'd start moving. :-/ I did not offer to send them pictures of the sketches I did. Especially not the seagull. Tracking him down would have been such a hassle.

I guess that's it for today! We'll hit Provincetown tomorrow and I'll be able to hang out with a good friend for the day. You may not hear from me tomorrow. I know, I know, it's disappointing but you'll survive. I'm loving this vacation thing! I should do it more often. If only I had the means...

1 comment:

  1. Lori,
    I have had a great time reading through your blog! It looks like you're having an awesome trip. Thanks for sharing your experiences! You have some really nice sketches. I especially like the moon pie one along with the graveyard one. I don't think I have ever had a moon pie, but they sound pretty good. I've had a pretty big sweet tooth lately. You must get to taste a lot of yummy sweets as your daughter is becoming a pastry chef, huh? That's awesome, I hope she loves it. Anyways, I look forward to reading and seeing more. Keep having fun and we'll miss you in class!