Illustration Friday: Crowded

The Anti Illustration Friday: not Crowded

I’m rebelling. The word for Illustration Friday is “crowded” this week. But in honor of the most beautiful beach day ever, I am illustrating it NOT crowded. Because that’s what I’m hoping for. I’m hoping it’s just me and the sun and the sand when I get myself down there tomorrow. (Also because I started on this late and I don’t really have time to draw in all the other people. What’s with the new illustration Friday not being on Friday anymore!). So I’m not participating this week. Sigh…

I didn’t make it down to the beach today because I thought I had a deadline. I sweated away in the house while the butterflies mocked me in the warm breezes outside. (Have you seen the butterflies lately? They’re out in swarms!) Then later I found out I didn’t have a deadline so all that sweating and stressing was in vain! I hate it when that happens.

It’s days like this that are the reason I became my own boss. So what kind of boss am I if I make myself stay inside and work for no reason? To make things right, I’m declaring tomorrow (which is probably today when you are reading this) an official beach day. Whatever can’t be done on an official beach day can be done late late at night or on another day when it’s foggy and crappy.

Please let it not be foggy and crappy tomorrow!

I was also thinking of illustrating myself when I was eight and I had too many teeth in my mouth because my baby teeth never fell out. My nickname was “snaggle tooth”. Now that would have been a good entry for “crowded”. Maybe my mom has a photo I can post later.

Illustration Friday: Bloom

Illustration Friday: Bloom

Not sure what I’m trying to say here. Is it that the girl is being drawn into her glass of wine like the sailors were drawn to their death on the rocks by the beautiful singing sirens? Or is it just that I’m just wishing I had stopped at Trader Joe’s and bought some wine?

Toby says it looks like an illustration for the next Tori Amos album and he doesn’t mean that as a compliment. He also made some comments about it looking menstrual.

Whatever. Maybe I was thinking of “plume” instead of bloom.