In Which Our Heroine Discovers That Things Do Not Always Go As Planned
Sometimes, I like to provide art to my pen pals when I write to them. (Sometimes, I like to provide brightly-colored hamster stickers. But I digress.) For my most recent letter, I decided that I would do a sketch of myself reading a letter and then write the actual letter in a giant speech bubble so it would look as though I was reading the letter to my pen pal. (I may still do this someday. I may also develop a line of stationery of random things reading letters to people. It would be fun.)
I started drawing. My drawing of humans is a bit rusty, so my first sketch didn’t turn out too well. (I did discover, however, that Clairefontaine Triomphe paper is delightful to draw on.) I tried a different pose, and that was worse. After a good deal of erasing and sketching and erasing and sketching and erasing and generally being dissatisfied, I gave up and drew this:
Yes. I drew an octopus in a top hat and a monocle. Sometimes, that just happens.
I am totally going to clean him up and put him on my calling cards. Can you imagine anything more elegant?
(My pen pal letter wound up being decorated with the hamster stickers. What can I say? Art next time.)