February 12, 2009

"This is the kind of drawing that results from being trapped in a molded plastic chair, lime green with little sparkly things embedded in it..."

"... while you wait for a prescription to be filled, and you sit there, pen poised over sketchbook, waiting for a parade of funny, odd, bizarre, eminently sketchable people to pass before you and no one does, not a soul, and all you see is rank after rank of aisles, each capped with an end cap, extending to infinity."

12 comments:

Bissage said...

Great sketch.

I admire its austerity.

God saw fit to deny me the patience it takes to learn to draw because He knew I’d never be able to resist the urge to stick in a cutesy little character waving from behind one of those bottles.

So . . . good for Him.

Ann Althouse said...

Oh, but Bissage, I would love your drawings! Show them to me!

vet66 said...

Properly faced up for display begging the shopper to buy one whether you need it or not. Interesting that anti-freeze was being displayed close to an area that permitted sitting. Probably in the waiting area for prescriptions being filled and geographically in an area in the icy grip of winter.

Not exactly margaritaville but the chair helps.

traditionalguy said...

I checked out the artist's web-site. He has pictures of his family doing things together. This man need not fear abandonment, because he participates in a loving social group and the internet family too. I suspect he is a beneficiary of the Judeo-christian tradition of community alive and well in his hometown.

Pogo said...

He wrote "drawring" I think on purpose, from an old SNL sketch by Mike Myers called Simon

Or mebbe he just canna' spell.

Lem said...

I admire this austerity

ricpic said...

Good drawing but what limits the guy to what's in front of him? Is imagination dead?

ricpic said...

Lighten up, Traditional Guy.
Have some fun, won't fall the sky.

former law student said...

funny, odd, bizarre, eminently sketchable people

They used to be found ahead of me at the K-Mart checkout line.

Ann Althouse said...

@Pogo I actually thought of that before deciding to go ahead and correct the spelling.

BJM said...

Althouse, The Flickr badge on Wally's site might be a useful addition to your sidebar.

HelenParr said...

If you're going to use quotation marks, you should have used his original word, 'drawring' and put a sic after it to draw attention to your superior proofreading skills.