and you said you couldn't draw

Over the weekend the artist for the day event was held at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, NSCAD for short. I volunteer to do drawing at the door as an opportunity to promote the college to the general public. 

It always surprises me how many people don't consider drawing or even it's close cousin doodling something they have time for. Children will take the opportunity easily while middle aged and senior adults are more reluctant. 

I often hear, "I can't draw" or "I have no time"  but once they are given pause to consider the option and provided the material, in this case paper and a crayon, they seem genuinely pleased with themselves and their effort. 

I point them to the door of the college and encourage them to continue to express themselves.
 They thank me for the experience and continue on their way.