Sunday, April 16, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spotted

I have very mysterious and unusual neighbors, and since I rarely see any of them, I find myself making up stories about them. There is a house just around the turn where a couple lives. They are probably mid 40's, no kids, lots of toys. Best I can tell, they have 4 vehicles, 2 boats, and a pair of Harleys that I occasionally see them riding. All of which is not very strange, except for their nightly visitors. Two to four additional cars are there overnight, virtually every night, and they are never the same ones, which is most curious. I think they are swingers. OK, you're right, they could be entertaining for business, but let's face it, this is Castle Hayne, NC. Not exactly the heart of big business, but close to heavy tourist areas which would make this possible. I would never have thought of this as a Fantasy Island kind of place, but who knows? Boss! De plane! De plane! http://www.cafepress.com/ottoblotto?pid=8246890

13 comments:

ValGalArt said...

So i really love this post because i do this very thing. I walk through the woodhood and make up stories in my mind about my neighbors. I think this is called an overactive imagination or we see what others don't! Great post, clever, creative and so well done!!!

Kaya said...

Oh no, get out, they are totally swingers! Neat illustration, funny story! Who doesn't like making up lives for people we see but don't know?

the heartful blogger said...

I love your illustration, it's really unusual, and reflects the "it could be anything!" feel of your curiosity about them.

Hotwire said...

i like the story as much as the illo!

briana said...

Love your illustration -

Robert McLaughlin said...

It would take a heavy dose of Seagrams to slip into that kind of life-style. Pertinant illustration. I like the cut and paste style.

mbc said...

Love how you put it all together: illo and story. Very cool.

orangefrute88 said...

AWESOME!!! i love the way you think :)

carla said...

I just love making up lives for people I see around; in fact, I have a whole cast of characters. To name just a few: "The Hacker," "The Poacher," The Phantom," "Cochise," "The Asspatters," and so on. The weird thing is that I've actually ended up talking to a few of them, and I'm either way off or completely right. It's never in between! Anyway, I love your story about the neighbors! It does sound like thay have an unusual lifestyle... Your illustration is compelling - funny but sad. You really are marvelously creative!

Collin said...

Maybe they sell Amway... aggressively. If they're just plucking folks from the highway for naked fun they might want to be careful, considering all of their toys.

Francesca said...

That's a great story and very probably true! Lovely and original illustration :D

orion713 said...

lol I am not sure which I enjoy more your amazing art or your wonderful write ups about it. :)

Janet said...

Great! I do this, too!...NO, not have strange overnight visitors,but make up lives for people I see.