Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Waiting, again

Here is a long series of sketches I did last Thursday while once again waiting for my son to book his Driver's test - after three years and for the fifth time (five goes at the learner's too). I won't go into the corruption and bribery that is rife in getting licences in this town - just saying - he qualified and deserved to get it a long time ago! We went to a new and apparently straight testing station, so once again, with feeling...
 I sketched quickly, thinking I may have half an hour or so - only applicants were allowed inside the building. After my pen ran out of ink and four hours later, he came out, booking in hand for Monday after next. Holding thumbs, crossing fingers and toes and ready to go into battle if it doesn't happen this time!








9 comments:

Sadami said...

Hi, Cathy,
Thank you for the wonderful sketches. Me, too, make my fingers, teos crossed for your son!!
Best wishes, Sadami

Moira Ladd said...

brilliant sketches, good luck for your son, i know how you feel, mine took 5 go,s at it. think it was nerves as we live in the middle of no where so a lot was riding on it.just think you will have to find a new view when he passes!

Cathy Gatland said...

Thank you Sadami - I'm sure your crossed fingers and toes will help :-)

Moira, thanks - although I'm sorry it took 5 trys for your son, it makes me feel not so alone in my frustration! Once he's independent I'm going to have to find other opportunities to sketch for sure!

Poor In Java said...

I am not regular in posting my comments but am quite regular following your posts :)
I hope your son gets the license this time.
Forgive me for my ignorance, but why is someone needed to go through so much hassle for a driving test?
Anyways, good luck to your son.

Art with Liz said...

Keeping fingers crossed for your son - breaks your heart that corruption is so rife. But the sketches are wonderful. Sometimes your work brings back memories and other times you reveal a Johannesburg that I don't know. It's great.

Sue Pownall said...

My fingers crossed & wishing your son good luck too.

Lovely series of sketches!

carolking said...

Great sketches. Love the ducks. Am shocked at the corruption just to get a driver's license!

Nora MacPhail said...

Your sketches are absolutely wonderful!! I like that you put spots of colour in choice places. Really great.
Happy Creating.

Sydney L. said...

so i thought bribery in getting driver's license only happened in my country! glad you're not going in that direction - no one should! hope by now your son has passed his test xxx