Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Roaming home

My drafting table is in one of the windows facing the street so I get a birds eye view of the just about everything happening in the area including the gaggle of kids that meander by in the morning on their way to school, and again on their way back afterwards.  There's not a lot of action out there these days with the weather turning sour, but once in a while when it feels like spring, there will be a flow of these little ankle biters moving sporadically, and certainly not in a line, on the sidewalk under the supervision of one very patient parent.  The kids are so easily distracted that it reminds me of watching a mother hen try to coral a flock of chicks through an obstacle course with a billion little edibles to distract them. These kids like all kids find a billion little things to be interested in when they're allowed to roam a bit, even if it is limited compared to what my kids and I were allowed not so long ago. I can't hear the chatter with the windows closed, but I can imagine there is some pretty important stuff going on down there.

Roaming Home • 7" x 7" watercolor • Framed to 12" x 12" • $200

1 comment:

  1. Oh the wonder of it all - you bet there's very important stuff going on in those wonderfully uninhibited little imaginations.