Friday, July 16, 2010

Wedding Dinner

Terry and I drove to Greensboro North Carolina for the wedding of Terry's cousin, Miriam Dolin. It took all day to drive up there and when we got there we collapsed in out motel room from exhaustion. We were given a little gift bag from the lady at the front desk. Inside was a map to help us find the home where a pre-wedding dinner part was going to be held the following evening. The home was gorgeous in a really nice neighborhood. The food was served on the center island in the large kitchen area. People would fill a plate and then sit in any of the rooms on the ground floor. I sat in the kitchen's breakfast nook and started to sketch. At events like this I tend to only hear the overall din of all the conversations. Someone can be standing right in front of me talking and I just hear all the ambient noise. Doing this sketch calmed my nerves although doing the sketch was a major challenge because of the constant movement of all the people as they loaded their plates in a clockwise ebb and flow.
Miriam seemed very calm. She worked the room, greeting all her distant cousins and other relatives who had come from out of town. She had once played Mary Poppins at the Magic Kingdom so she has a consummate warm grace around crowds of people. She was the center of attention and she relished and was quite comfortable with that. Her fiance tagged along trying to learn all the names that were being thrown his way.

Tomorrow I will be sketching Boudoir Bombshells in Groveland.

2 comments:

Steven said...

Thor, I hadn't noticed before, but the idea of saying where you're sketching next is pretty cool.

Keep up the inspiring work, man! I read your blog just about every day. Wouldn't miss it!

Thor said...

Thanks Steve,
It is always good to know there are some folks out there who are listening.