Another Waiting Room

11/03/2011 08:26:00 PM Posted In Edit This 15 Comments »
Today my sweetie had an appointment with his doctor, so we went to Ann Arbor.  While he was in with the doc, I sat in the waiting room and did a couple of quick sketches of others who were waiting.  I also had a book with me (an anniversary present from my sweetie, and I've been savoring it - it's called Clare and Mr. Tiffany  [yes, of Tiffany glass]) so I also spent some of my waiting time reading.  Then, after we got home, because tomorrow is the day our new furnace is going to be installed, I went right to work on clearing space in the furnace/storage room in the basement.

Now, I don't know about your storage area, but ours tends to get a tad cluttered over the years.  Since our younger son and his wife and our grandchildren live in Tennessee, I find myself hoarding boxes that I can use to mail things.  I think I had enough boxes down there to pack the children's things when they go off to college (1 of them is an infant, and the other one is 3).   In addition, there were/are all sorts of things that seemed necessary to keep once, but in light of actually having to move them for work to be done, their importance quickly diminished greatly.  That said, I couldn't exactly bring myself to toss them since many of them are perfectly good, so I ended up moving them into the "library" in order to pack them up and take them to the Salvation Army.   In writing this, I also realized that the boxes I could use to transport the things to the S. Army are now neatly collapsed and in the trunk of my car so that I can take them to the recycle center. ...... Sigh.... 

So, without further adieu, here are the modest sketches I did today. 



15 comments:

april nance said...

Brilliant! Your sketches are amazing. I can see them there in the waiting room. A wonderful use of a few stolen moments.

Julie said...

lovely charming sketches.

Alex said...

I love cake too Nancy =) Very much, but Gumbo is fine when I don't get cake... I'll get a cake when I go back home. Thanks for your wishes, and I'm doing better now. Love your sketches =) I wish I could be more productive and sketch more whenever, wherever, just like you.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nicely done, Nancy,

Is the doctor an ophthalmologist?

They all have glasses on!!

xoxo

Rita said...

I collect too many things like boxes myself--LOL! I hope your hubby is well. Fun way to spend time in the waiting room--sketching and reading. :)

Bei Price said...

Great sketches Nancy! I hope your busband is doing okay, and I know what you mean about boxes-they get so expensive to purchase

Cynthia Eloise said...

great to see you are back and drawing. i like the casualness of the sketches but you really capture their expressions.

Revelle Taillon said...

Nice sketches. I know what you mean about hoarding boxes. I do it too! I use them for packaging and write "please recycle" on them! Maybe one day someone will recycle them back to me.

Before you pack up the stuff for Salvation Army, photograph it real quick with your phone. Then you can claim it on yours taxes and save a few bucks. Tax laws say you now have to photograph donations. So I stack them all up on the bed and take one or two shots and then keep the photos with a list and the donation slip!

Jennifer Edwards said...

So glad to see you're drawing and taking advantage of those "down times"!

Sandra said...

Oh how our life gets complicated! Throw those boxes out and then do some more terrific sketches.

kazumiwannabe said...

Great portraits - and that's a great way to pass the time!

thepinkrachael said...

Great sketches - I can never work up the nerve or ability to do people! And your comments about hoarding boxes made me giggle. when I went home to visit my mum in the summer she showed me the collection of shoeboxes etc. that my grandma had 'kindly' saved up for her to use to post things to me - I told her she better start posting me lots of chocolate, now that she had the boxes there was no excuse!

Cathy Holtom said...

The men in your sketches look as if they were sitting very quietly, did they know you were drawing them?

raena said...

Oh wow, these sketches are great! It is so hard to sketch in waiting rooms! I've taken my sketchbook so many times only to come away with nothing!

I see you have the box hoarding problem too! LOL...My mom and I were comparing our collections just this past summer and laughing at how difficult it is to throw them out! We both had closets devoted solely to the box.

raena said...

One more thing...we did get rid of most of our boxes. And wouldn't you know, I couldn't find one that I needed a couple weeks ago!