One eye watchingPosted: December 7, 2016
Alice wants a walk and I want to draw. It’s a battle of wills. For me, taking a bit of time to draw is a celebration of sorts —classes are done for this semester, which means that once grading is done I’ll have more time to paint. I sit down with my sketchbook, knowing that my model could get up at any time. Alice watches me with one eye, waiting for a sign. If I draw quietly without moving around too much, she stays put. But as soon as my chair makes a creaking sound, as soon as I close my sketchbook, that’s her signal that it’s walking time.