It’s a little grey and gloomy here in Toronto this morning with the clouds closing in. We’ve been having some really nice and sunny days lately so when I heard that it was going to rain today, all I could think of was, The sky is falling (ok, maybe I’m being a tad dramatic):
We’ll be off all next week (yay summer vacation!) but back with our next drawing on August 9th!
Happy Thursday (despite the rain)!
Today’s D.A.D. came out of something I’m really talented at: overthinking. It’s called High and dry:
I tend to be the one holding the umbrella, even on a nice day, since I tend to think of the worst case scenario in any given situation… then I often end up being pleasantly surprised. Even when something not-so-great happens, I usually stay pretty chipper… because I’ve usually already considered a worse outcome. (All this is metaphorical, big-picture stuff… in real life, I typically forget to bring an umbrella out if it rains, and I don’t even own a pair of rainboots ;)
Expect the worst, hope for the best — works for me!
As for the style, it’s slightly out on a limb for me. I still did it digitally, but I used watercolour as the medium. A couple of closer-ups:
Time to find some puddles to jump in.
Have you noticed how fearless some kids can be? I recently met Ali, Marc’s 9-year old niece, who’s enrolled in kids’ circus school and loves it … what a cool way to channel her boundless energy (the type that should be bottled and sold!). I was in awe watching her effortlessly turn somersaults, buzz around on her unicycle and bounce from the backyard trampoline to hang from the basketball rim above it.
Mr. Hippo in today’s D.A.D. may not have the same energy level but he’s holding his own on the highwire – here’s Walking a fine line:
Years ago, I got to swung from a trapeze at a one-day circus class … it was fun but think I’ll leave the unicycle riding to others (I have enough challenges on two wheels).