For the past ten days I have had Grand Jury Duty. That means that I've been going to the courthouse Monday-Friday since October 25. In between cases there is some dead time. Some people read, other people watch TV, call their offices, type on their laptops. Can you guess what I did with my down time?
I made art, of course!
I spent several days sketching. And while I don't think there's anything wrong with posting the sketches I did of people on the jury, the whole thing is supposed to be secret, so I'm going to err on the side of not showing them. I will, however, share this bit of lettering I did:
Best travel sketch kit ever: tiny Moleskine watercolor journal, mechanical pencil, set of 4 Pitt Pens, Sakura watercolor set including a waterbrush, Staedtler white eraser, and it all fits in a little pouch I stitched up. Perfect!
Of course, I forgot a rag, so I ended up using the back of my hand to clean my paintbrush:
My very favorite activity was carving stamps! I made quite a few repeating image stamps. Believe it or not, this is just a small sampling:
I managed to get a lot done in little bursts of time. If I'm prepared I can always find time for art. The other members of the jury loved seeing what I was doing. It was a wonderful conversation starter. And it was also a great way to cope with some of the ickiness of the cases we were hearing.
Where in your life is there time for a little bit of art?