Thursday, May 18, 2006

Walk Twenty-four – My impatient daughter

It was lovely to have the companionship of Flo when walking this evening. She is bubbling with excitement about the start of exams, receiving the drama award for her year and what school will be like next year. The school year in which you’re sixteen is a turning point here in England. You take your GCSE exams and then you can leave school and start work, or go on to various training courses, or stay on at school for the sixth form and take ‘A’ level qualifications with a view to going on to further education. However even if you stay on at school it is very different, you’re treated much more as a grown up and you start to specialise in fewer subjects – so a very exciting time for her.

I sat on the stile opposite the gate to draw Flo, but she is the most impatient of models so I used the trusty brush pen because I knew I'd be lucky if I could get a minute’s worth of drawing.


Anonymous rachel said...

I can sympathise with Flo. I remember when we were kids and you would try to get me to sit still to draw!

4:33 am  
Blogger Alison said...

Well, I love the way your composition matches your text - the gate ajar, life beyond, Flo pausing for a moment, looking vigorous - lovely

9:21 am  
Blogger pedalpower said...

This is will cherish this in future years! You are doing great getting out everyday and the drawings all so different. I love popping in each day to see what your walk brought!

4:50 pm  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

completely forgotten that Rachel, obviously senior moments getting to me. Alison what a lovely observation that hadn't occurred to me. Pedalpower I must say that at times I find it difficult but I know it'll get easier, and this blog is such a good motivator.

8:58 pm  

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