The weather outside is frightful!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Main at 12:32 pm by carrie

It is so windy outside… we are sort of in a canyon (“the foothills”) and as the wind pushes through it builds speed and creates chaos.

I just got back from the store and in the 30 minutes there and back (it’s 2 miles away, keep in mind) I saw windows blown out of businesses, about 10 police cars, a fire truck, many many trash cans on their sides with their contents blowing around them, the power was out and all the street lights weren’t working and I had to leave a note on the car parked in front of the store because their spare tire cover was dangling around and pulling their bumper off. As I’m typing, our power just blipped. It was hailing yesterday… this is a strange place to live sometimes :)

So, long story short, I closed the shop because the door was too hard to open and close. To get out I felt like I was jumping into a double-dutch jump rope tournament… wait, wait… now… NO… wait…. go now… go go go. I doubt it would have made for a fun day… interesting, but not fun :)

So, to pass the time… I did some drawr-ings… I’ve been influenced by fun little drawings from the 60’s lately…

I like to draw a bunch on a page. That way I’m not intimidated if some are horrid. There’s a lot going on and I’m not trying to fill one piece of paper with one glorious subject and make it my masterpiece. These are sketches and maybe 2 will be put into a painting.

I like this cat the best… our kitty Tish would make that face to say “I’m watching that toy moving, but I’m not going to pounce on it. It’s tempting, but I have to show you my great will power”.
This pointy dog reminds me of some animation I saw years ago… it makes me happy.
And… the birdie. There are birdies everywhere these days… when did our feathered friends become so trendy? I wonder what’s next? I truly hope they bring back the unicorn in full force. I used to draw those all day long. You have to admit it, they were awesome.

So, I FINALLY got all my amazon.com purchases and Nathan got his GPS thingy for the car… we will never get lost again! It brings a tear to my eye ;)

We are off to lunch! I’m sure I’ll be here again today since I’ll be bored out of my mind. I could clean the house but… it’s a bonus day off, I should do something fun, dontcha think?!??? :)


  1. Deborah said,

    December 28, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Such wonderful whimsey – I see so many images from my childhood. I don’t often get nostolgic for those times (they were indeed horrid) but your pictures remind me of times I would take leave of the bad old days and dream about all things beautiful and carefree. Thanks for that sweet memory.

  2. Jennifer said,

    December 29, 2006 at 6:34 am

    I love your drawings and your blog. I’m so glad I found it!

  3. Amanda bel said,

    December 29, 2006 at 7:54 am

    Hello! Stumbled over here today…LOVE your drawings…and the blog too! May I add you to my sidebar?

  4. Alicia said,

    December 29, 2006 at 4:06 pm

    i *love* the super fat little chick in the middle.

    it’s totally speaking to me.

    no, i really don’t get out a lot.

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