It’s school holidays, we’ve moved house recently, and I’m working on one of my most important projects: connecting my kids with new local friends before school starts at the end of the month. Today… PLAY DATE.
For those who think they have mastered sketching people at the swimming pool (hysterical laughter) the next challenge is obviously to sketch at Gravity Zone, one of Melbourne’s trampoline play centres where children and the occasional energetic adult bounce around in a state of perpetual motion and happy exuberance. So I took my sketch materials to the play date.
One of the children vomited as I was watching, but I didn’t sketch that. Luckily it was not on a trampoline but in the café area…
Below are a few of the more finished sketches of the morning. (I notice that I was using the same book for sketching as the one I had used a year ago at Sorrento in the Christmas holidays. How tidy!)
You will, I’m sure, have noticed a striking and curious thing. Only one of the sketches actually depicts a person in mid bounce!
I have a lot of work to do to get up to sufficient speed.