“It was amazing what an hour with her sketchpad could do for her mood. She was sure that the lines she drew with her black marker were going to save her years of worry lines in the future.” ― Victoria Kahler, Their Friend Scarlet
Cosanga Ecuador – Napo Province – See Map
The Pachamama Birding Group also brought treats for the teacher… Really really really-nice treats! Watercolor paper! Brushes! Sharpie Markers – not used ones like at my drawing table, but brand-new ones with precise points!!!! But that’s for another post. Check below to see the view from the table where I took a 30-minute personal timeout for art:
… While the ladies were out birding, the two boys and I sat on the front porch for an impromptu art lesson.
Please join me as they experience a fresh pad of drawing paper while they discover the magic of a well-sharpened pencil.
After the warm-up lessons, they watched rapt with fascination as I sketched the trees and their house in front of us… Then Jordan sat for another half hour as he carefully studied the scene. He’s a natural! Thanks Pachamamas!
Several hours later as I prepared to depart for Mindo, their mother Veronica brought me a gift of the heart. I had asked a few days earlier if she had spare eggs to sell, and she checked and said they had four… We needed at least a dozen so bought them in town. Just before I left to go home, she brought this bag of eggs and insisted that I accept all eight!
The barter system is alive and well in Ecuador, and I will gladly swap an art lesson for free-range eggs!
PS – This was scheduled to go out in the morning, but the ‘nine’ key must have the ‘flu! It will reach you on the last minutes of March 8 while I’m sleeping! Z