A little while ago, I went to sleep with a huge hankering for donuts. Totally random. Then in the middle of the night, I had this vivid vision of little folks skating on the icing. It was so bizarro, I loved it and had to bring it to life...plus, I was still craving donuts and this seemed the healthier option. Painting created with graphite and watercolor. Art print below - available in the shop!
Recent studies (and hidden cameras) have finally revealed why dogs really have wet noses. As it turns out, cats have been using them as toilet plungers for centuries! It's so fun to brainstorm our own "illogically logical" explanations for why things are the way they are. To get started on your absurdly clever thinking today: what do you imagine the wiener dog in this cartoon is thinking right now?
Imagine if we could simply erase and redraw our fannies and other body parts we didn't like? From the beginning of time (and many hilarious episodes of "I Love Lucy"), man has come up with some wacky weight loss schemes. Keeping in that theme - what crazy, wacky, creative commentary can you think of for the woman in this cartoon?
Observing how man interacts with a stranger (reserved and guarded) versus how man interacts with a stranger dog (hugging, kissing, being kissed, showering it with all sorts of affectionate names, etc.) is hilarious. Why do we do that? Why do we act that way? In my previous article. The Art of People Watching, I discuss how observing our world is a fantastic source of endless inspiration (and amusement). Heeding my own advice, this fun cartoon is a direct result of that. So if you ever find yourself stuck for ideas, I again encourage you to go to a cafe or park to just people watch. You might be surprised how much it sparks your creativity.