Last week, we sketched at the Clackamas County Fair. We visited all of the animals; watched young children receive ribbons for their hens, cows and goats; and ate corn dogs and berry pie a la mode. Yum! I like the sign by the pies, "pie fixes everything".
I channeled some Roz Stendahl-energy to draw chickens that won't stand still. Her blog posts show her great ability to sketch animals. She also shares lots of tips on what papers, paints and pens she uses.
County fairs represent a bit of Americana, fun for all ages and a place to remember farm life and the varieties of rabbits, chickens, goats and cows that we have- a rural experience for an urbanite. Going to the fair is one of my favorite summer activities. It reminds me of my childhood experiences on my grandparents' farm near Gervais, Oregon. So many children today do not know the origins of their food, how it is grown and raised. I feel so fortunate to have fed the pigs, collect the eggs, pick the tomatoes and milk the cows.