Sometimes, when a friend of mine is having a bad day, I’ll draw her a silly little sketch of a Disney character, take a picture, and post it on her Facebook wall. I’m not going to lie, they kind of suck, but it’s fun and it makes us both smile. I didn’t think it was a big deal until one of my bosses walked in and saw one of the sketches sitting on my desk.
He happens to have little twin girls (for whom I have a soft spot), and he told me how much they would love it if he just brought home pictures of my sketches. But there was no way I was leaving it at a couple of iPhone photos of characters scribbled on notebook paper.
I had so much fun with these. If his girls get half as much enjoyment out of them as I did out of the painting process, I think my job here is done.
And now, I’m sick, and I need to get back to bed. Check back, though – there’s a ton of delicious, chocolatey, buttery, bacon-y goodness coming your way.
Images © Allison Wachtel 2010