Thursday, February 28, 2019

Soda Jerk

     February has been about 120 days long this year and I'm glad to see it come to an end! I think I now know why so many Ohioans winter in Florida. It may not be so much to avoid snow as it is to avoid depression! We have had an extra wet winter and my studio, located in my basement, has been inhabitable for more than a month. I needed to do something to cheer myself up and this is it.

     I pulled off a sketch I had hanging on my idea board:

He's a happy guy, right?  Someone who would cheer anyone right the heck up!
(FYI the ice cream in the soda/float is vegan. Trust me, you won't tell the difference)

I did that sketch a few years ago when I was planning this piece:

     Kinda cute, but I was never excited about it and always wanted a redo. (Don't I always?) I have one more piece in the works, with a soda fountain theme, that I'm hoping to share sometime soon.

     Before I go, I want to share an addition I made to my last post. What good is a fantasy carousel out in a snowy landscape without a couple of kids stumbling upon it? It was a very unmerry-go-round with no one to appreciate it. This one's better.