Tuesday, August 15, 2006
EDM Challenge: Somewhere New
I can't say that this place is entirely new to me. But, I haven't had the courage to draw here before. While Greensboro's downtown is really wonderful, complete with all kinds of little shops, bars, restaurants and interesting buildings, I feel awkward drawing on the street. It's not so much the drawing in front of people here, but rather the panhandlers that take me out of my comfort zone. I think I must be an easy target. I have a soft heart and it hurts me to turn down or ignore another human being. Nonetheless, I found a little table outside of a coffee shop in a relatively quiet area and settled down to sketch. Only one homeless person came by...but it was to see what I was drawing, not to ask for money. I was happy to share. It ended up being a very nice place to sketch as the sun was just beginning to go down and there was a cool breeze.