Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Scott's Drawings

Scott has an extraordinary talent for drawing, among other things. While he was here, he started drawing again, and it became a wonderful way to interact with people. As soon as he would start drawing, people would collect around him, discussing his drawing with each other in local languages, and occasionally exclaiming, "Fine artist!" They had good reason to be impressed. His drawings were vivid and inspiring, bringing out the color and spirit of the subject. I would be sitting there watching him draw a scene and think "Wow, I want to be there" - even though I already was there.

This was the view from the window of a beautiful house we stayed in in San Francisco.

This is a street scene in Tororo.

Sipi Falls

A shop owner and her three children. She was very amused to pose for Scott, and when he showed her the completed drawing, she burst into raucous laughter and showed everyone in the shop. One of her young daughters really took to Scott, calling him "my mzungu" and frequently asking him to "write the baby" (read draw a picture of her infant sibling).

The market

A tailor

The Bo Kap neighborhood of Cape Town

A woman in Tororo

There are so many and they are all so beautiful.

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