One day at my library, some kids and I got bored and started drawing comics. I found the template online, I did not make it.
In this story you see the inherent kindness of a child, jk. This is actually exactly how every interaction I have with this little girl begins. She also once taught me how to pose like a “fast girl” (she was five at the time).
I will confess to having “sent home” this particular kiddo once or twice, but I don’t say “kicked out,” that was her wording.
These are the little scamps who gave me a makeover, by the way, one morning when there was nothing going on. That’s what I get for having such a boring library.
This has been a year of little trips for me. I started 2013 in Chicago, where I extended a visit by one day so I could spend a few hours with a dear friend. I sent my then-overseas sweetie a New Years smooch at 6pm, and at midnight was in bed in “my” room at Kim’s house, falling asleep to the fireworks.
In April, I went to New York. I hung out with Ingrid:
And drew this little girl on the el in Brooklyn.
In June, it was back to Chicago, then very quickly on to Wisconsin for a baby shower.
For these two:
August, and we took a long weekend trip to Pismo Beach.
I worked in my new sketchbook…
And played in the ocean.