Friday, August 03, 2007

Illustration Friday: Missing

There are many things missing from my life right now, not the least of which is, perhaps, a life. I wrote "GET A LIFE" on the top of my to do list a few months ago. I am still working on it.
I do not seem to be able to assimilate well here in the desert otherwise known as Phoenix. Apparently everyone who possibly can flees for higher ground once the heat settles in. I think I will be glad to see the snowbirds return in their Bermuda shorts and dark socks, peering warily over their steering wheels. Right now, no one goes out, and I am curious as to what they do indoors all day.
To help with the loneliness, I acquired a good second hand cockatiel. His name is Tweety, which kind of messes everything up because all my other pets have names that are palindromes. He can say "Pretty Boy Tweety," over and over and over. The vet warned me not to play silly music for him when I'm gone because he might learn some tune that I won't love, like the theme to Barney or the opening to the Andy Griffith show. It had never occurred to me that he'd want to hear music in the first place, so I thought carefully before inserting a CD on my way to the grocery store. I chose Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Now when I walk into the room, all he says is "Four dead in Ohio, four dead in Ohio, four dead in Ohio..."
Where is Barney when you need him? *

11 comments:

imwithsully said...

What a great post! Your book people are so good looking. And they always have the best hair.

Bettsi McComb said...

That's a beautiful drawing. I am in awe of your talent.

I do not think I could live in Phoenix. I am in Sacramento and angry aplenty at the curs-ed heat. We are all heat-bound which is more expensive than snowbound, I think. Dreadful!

Graham McArthur said...

Great illo, good post. Getting a life is over rated,. I haven't bothered because its too hard and wastes valuable drawing time.

ValGalArt said...

amazing and wonderful post!

studio lolo said...

I never realized you drew these people! Where have I been? You do have an amazing talent. And your writing is up there with your drawing skills in my humble opinion. Wonderful!
I live on the central coast of California where we have built in air conditioning. I find the summers to be freezing. Maybe you should come for a visit!

Mitzi Ferguson said...

this is amazing!! all of your work is so awesome!!!

aynaku said...

excellent! both your writing and illustration...is that old song from "4 way street", am I right?

carla said...

You have such a voice in your writing... what a funny narrative about Tweety:> The illustration is very striking... such awesome work you do!

Bettsi McComb said...

Me again! First, thank you for the compliment on my lowly key drawing. In light of your skills, it is a kindergartner's work. Second, I liked your drawing so much, I just bought it on a journal at CafePress!

Eli Edmundson said...

That's hilarious, the bit about your bird.

Forever Young said...

love your work and your writing,
tweety sounds like a real character. i'm gonna add you to my 'like' links.