Sunday, May 17, 2009
Illustration Friday: Contagious
I haven't looked at anyone else's pictures yet, but this was the idea that immediately came to mind. As a public school teacher, I spend my days breathing germs that my students are constantly spewing. But I have only gotten sick once in the past five years, and that time, even though my temp was 102, I was better two days later.
It would be nicer to think of happy contagious things--like smiles or laughter, but this has been a hard couple weeks for me. I'm surprised I'm doing any art at all--and I haven't been able to muster the energy for the kinds of things I've been working on. So this was just a little pen sketch (from Friday, no less) glued down on another piece of paper, and played with. Playing is good. Playing may just get me and my two sons through the rest of this school year, if not unscathed, then still who we are.
(This whole thing was just a bit too big for my scanner in all directions, so this is cropped....)