Staying awake…


I had to watch over some students taking a test today, which means sitting still doing nothing for two hours – just about the worst thing anyone could ask me to do at work. Since I became a teacher, I forgot how to sit still and be quiet. I´m used to running around helping people with things, or talking to students or standing in front of a class teaching. Being active. Sitting still with nothing to do makes my brain shut off – I am the one who´s head starts nodding after a while during meetings if I have nothing to say…

There´s nothing better than pen and paper to stay awake at times like this. I had filled a sketchbook page before the two hours came to an end. Added the colours at home in the evening, I figured I´d probably be thrown out if I started painting as well while the students were concentrating on their tests…

12.5 x 15 cm, Micron pen and watercolours on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

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