Thursday, May 17, 2007
It's been a while, here's something from my sketchbook
I haven't posted in a while and for that I am truly sorry. It got really busy at work really fast and in the middle of that we (we being the members of my immediate family) had to vacate our humble home so they could drape a tent over it and gas the life out of our termite neighbors.
I did this drawing while eating breakfast with my daughter. I was trying to solve some work related story problems in my notebook and ran out of ideas, so I drew the kid instead. Even when I draw from life it tends to come off cartoony (nothing shameful there, I’m a cartoonist), but I was trying to catch the look she was giving me where she knows I'm drawing her, and she likes the attention, but she's also a little self conscious at the same time, because she’s seven and a girl and weird and stuff, and she has a mouthful of cinnamon puffins.
On a side note, my Mom found my blog by typing my name into Google, and she called me to give me crap for all the swearing. Sure, sometimes I write a little strong. It helps me communicate the thoughts in my head…besides, is it MY fault those thoughts are there? I mean, SHE raised me…so really; I am a victim when it comes to the guttural nature of my manner. Now, following that logic, if my kids grow up to be arsholes, than that IS my fault. I take full responsibility for their shortcomings. My seven year old seems ok, good happy kid and all, but I’m pretty sure the four year old is already an arshole. Yesterday she poured a whole bottle of kid mouthwash on her wooden rocking horse and then smeared it with baby powder. While Aimee was cleaning that up, she dumped a full jar of fish food into the tank and shaved the dog. Ok, she didn’t shave the dog, but she did everything else and that makes her an arshole, right. Sh@#! I’m swearing again. F*%# I said sh*#. F##! I said f%$. Sh$#f*&@cr*p this is getting gratuitous! MOM I’M SORRY! Christ…who else is reading this?
I am a nice person. Please like me.