In the effort to spend more time with my children I brought my 8 year old son Joseph along.
Being a homeschooling mom sometimes makes it difficult not to make time spent with your children always a "teaching moment". I have been trying to spend time just "hanging" with my children and not having a goal for what we are doing. Since my older 2 were going to be back at my parent's home alone I didn't want to saddle them with watching their brother. Sometimes they fail to feed the kid! I brought my tablet with "Angry Birds" on it for Joseph to play on while I sketched.
The location for the sketch was Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo where it's showpiece is the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument in the Center. Joseph and I walked around the monument with my eye scanning something that would be interesting and not too difficult to draw. When we reached the front we met Dana who is the organizer of Urban Sketchers of Buffalo. She said that she was going to draw the monument. Joseph pointed out City Hall and told me that I should draw that so we parked ourselves down on the monument steps to start.
The city was busy and people came and went through our area. At one point, a group of girls dressed in prom dresses posed near the statue. I guess maybe a prom was happening at the hotel across the way? I got to work on my drawing.
Joseph took a hold of my camera and went around snapping some photos.
Joseph wanted to also sketch which I encouraged as it left me to work on my drawing with him by my side.
|Joseph's urban sketch of City Hall|
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