Do You Mind Waiting?

Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of People in a Hair Salon

Do You Mind Waiting?

As I arrived for my haircut this afternoon I was asked, “Would you mind waiting a few minutes? I am running behind.”

“Not at all,” I said, “take your time!” and happily whipped out a small sketchbook with white pages, a gel pen, a small set of gouache paints and a water brush. I worked as fast as I could and ended up with a messy sketch that catches some of the action of the shop where I get my hair cut. Gouache on white paper is not my favorite look but I was glad I had it along for the 7 minute wait.

I used to get so impatient when I had to wait somewhere. The slow pace of time would wear on me and my mood would spiral downwards. Now that I have a sketchbook in my bag, my attitude is so different. In fact, my hope this afternoon was for the delay to last long enough for me to finish the sketch. Quite a nice change for me.




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8 Responses to Do You Mind Waiting?

  1. jmnowak says:

    And you’ve captured the atmosphere! ✔
    I love waiting. It means I get to see what others are having done and eavesdropping too! Hehe. 😇 janina

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  2. Orrrh, this one is mind-blowing! So good you had to wait!


  3. Thanks! Sometimes working fast is a good thing.


  4. She Art says:

    7 MINUTES?!?! Wow. Amazing. Love that you captured the atmosphere, AND that you recognized your internal growth as well. See you Monday!

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    • Thank you Sheila, I did not recognize my charge of attitude as growth, just as a change. But I think you are right, it is growth because carrying a sketchbook is a way of preparing for the unexpected. I am eager to see you Monday!


  5. deb92024 says:

    Hairdressers spend so much time on their feet, and that really comes through, the weight the feet carry and the ways they try to relieve it.

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